Swallow Falls

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:- Radley Number:-
gc 588 1011 No Postcards listed by Sprake listed

Image of waterfall in woodland scene

Woven on Silk:-


Printed at bottom of card:-
W. H. GRANT & Co.
11.1cm wide by 14.9cm deep

6.0cm wide by 9.5cm deep

This silk is recorded on the Grant price list and catalogue as number 140, with the title " Swallow Falls, Bettwys-coed ".
This version of Welsh spelling though appears as the printed title on the earlier version gc590 on this site.

The silk above has the title woven on the silk, and it will be noted the Welsh spelling has changed from " BETTWYS-COED " to " BETTWS-Y-COED ". It should however also be noted that this version of spelling is itself incorrect, it should be " BETWS-Y-COED ".

Out of interest, below is the same silk, overmounted so the words on the silk cannot be seen. Of interest though is the hand written message on the reverse, which says:

" Birmingham Exhibition, May 21st 1905. "
Image of waterfall in woodland scene   Image of waterfall in woodland scene

I have been unable to find any reference to an exhibition in Birmingham with this date, other than the 40th Spring Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts in New Street, which took place in 1905.
As that exhibition however was primarily of paintings, it would seem unlikely that Grant displayed there, and it is more likely that this card was simply on sale at the exhibition shop.

There is also recorded on this site the Paris Exhibition, 1900 : Palace of Electricity and Chateau d'Eau silk postcard {gc196} that similarly had a hand written reference to the same exhibition.


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This page was created on 2 May 2005
new improved image added 19 September 2016, and replaced 2 June 2017.
Image of Birmingham Exhibition silk and card reverse added 2 June 2017 © Peter Daws - Stevengraph-Silks