Postcards of Henry George Allix

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Postcards of Henry George Allix


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Henry Allix and his family outside their Queen Street shop


Henry George Allix, who had tobacconist shops in Mulcaster Street and Queen Street, was arguably the most important Jersey-based publisher of postcards. He did not, as some assume, take the photographs for the cards - he was their publisher and major retailer.

The photographs were mostly taken by Henry Allix's French professional photographer friend J Bienaimé, starting in 1905. The cards were produced for a limited period because their production ceased with the death of Henry Allix in 1914. They are numbered from 1 to 193, with some numbers used more than once. No cards have so far been found with the numbers 123, 167 and 189.

The cards were documented in a book by collector Charles Larbalestier, published by La Société Jersiaise in 2004: The Postcards of Henry George Allix - Scenes of Edwardian Jersey

This page contains a limited selection of these cards, which will be added to in due course,



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