Many of the photos in our collection were printed by the photographer as postcards, a common feature in the days before computers and image sharing on the internet. What's more, when the photograph is examined there often is handwritten information, whether to send to a loved one, or just as a note. This is an added bonus to the historian because the text may provide much more about the time the image was taken, as we will see below.
In this postcard of Kirkton House the text is a bit of a mystery. See if you can decipher the writing.