POSTCARDS from the past will enthrall history buffs at Daylesford and District Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition.
The display of more than 300 postcards from both the museum and private collections chronicle events and significant places within the shire, including Daylesford, Leonard’s Hill, Lyonville and Trentham.
Gary Lawrence, of the museum, said there had always been three or four photographers set up along Vincent Street, who captured the significant places in the region.
He noted that postcards were particularly popular in the period between 1905 and 1911 when the cost of sending a postcard was cheaper than a letter.
Notable photographers who worked in Daylesford were father and son duo Harry and Henry Maddox, Miss Morris and Miss Oakroyd.
He said the exhibition was an opportunity for visitors to see the historical images of what the towns looked like in days gone by, while also an opportunity for people to share images they may have laying around at home, that can help to fill gaps in the museum’s collection.
He said visitors can bring their postcards into the museum, where volunteers can make a copy.
Liz Togni said the exhibition was interesting as postcards were becoming a rarity. The exhibition will take place in the afternoons of January 19-20 and 26-28.
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