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Brighton Beach, looking East (detail)

I began collecting the postcards produced by Thomas and George Wiles many years ago, and my collection grew and grew. For a while I intended to produce an e-book of the cards, but then, on reflection, and from my experience of producing other books for sale online, I began to realise that the actual potential cash return from the large amount of work involved was really very small, and not worth the effort. And of course I would only reach a small audience.

Most of my potential readers would perhaps be interested in just a few of the cards, and not the bulk of them, unless, like me, they were researching the photographers as well as their photographs. Those readers would not want to pay much for the book, and would not be impressed by the large download size filling up their Tablets and Kindles.

The obvious solution, mainly because I really want to share these wonderful photographs, is to put them up on this WordPress site, gradually adding to it over the years. It doesn’t cost anything to run the site other than my time, and I am assured by the people at WordPress that these pages will be here long after I am not!

I hope you like the cards as much as I do, and that you will get in touch with me if you have any further information on the Wiles brothers or the individual photographs.

David Ransom
4th November, 2017

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