This real photograph postcard shows a recent purchase of mine to go with my ‘Wiles of Hove’ collection. I would be very interested to know if anyone knew ‘Pigotts’ on the corner of Madeira Place. Also, the caption just says “Us” at Pigotts, so I wonder who “Us” was; perhaps the photographer Wiles managed to get in the photograph?
And then, also, why are three of the women wearing the same clothes? I would date the photograph somewhere in the 1920s. The fact that this photograph has a printed Post Card back does not necessarily mean that it was produced in quantity and sold as a postcard. Deane, Wiles & Miller, the publishers, produced a great many postcards of Brighton and Hove views, and also sporting events, but they may also have printed a few ‘one off’ cards.
If you have any ideas or information, please do leave a comment below.
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