More Photos

I've added a batch of 8 photos. all geocoded. That brings the total number of photos on the site to 58.

Latest update

I've now geocoded most of the photos on the site with a latitude and longitude. Photos that have been geocoded will show a Google maps icon, clicking the icon will take you to the location of the photo on Google Maps.

I've also added the first in a series of 'Then and Now' stories. The intention of these stories is to take some of the best Stuart images and try to create a modern version of them. It's a real challenge to find the exact spot from which Stuart took his photos but the results are fascinating and really emphasise the changes of the last 100 years.

New image and story added

I've uploaded a new image which is another version of this image.

I find the images on these cards particularly fascinating as they offer a unique view of old Southampton, the accompanying story gives a little detail of some of the most interesting elements.

I've also scanned and prepped a number more images ready for upload shortly.

Further work has gone into the development of the site; a number of bugs have been ironed out and I've added some code that highlights tags within the text of a story.

Email address fixed and links added!

I've just noticed that the email address I provided ( was not working. Apologies if you've attempted to use this and have received an error, please do resend the message.

I've also added a links page. If you would like me to add a link to your (related) site then please drop me a line.

Hello World!

The site is up and running - hooray!

As a history buff and IT geek looking for a project, I decided it would be a good idea to build a resource dedicated to depicting the work of Victorian/Edwardian photographer F.G.O. Stuart.

The site is broken into 3 main sections:

  • Photos: Scans of old postcards.
  • Stories: Stories will go into a bit more detail of the history depicted in the postcards scenes.
  • Tags: Each Photo and Story will be tagged with appropriate keywords, facilitating searching and browsing of the site.

The site has been launched with approx 50 images and a couple of stories. I have several hundred more images to scan and will be added more content to the site on a weekly basis; I will also update the rather rudimentary design (at least, that's the plan).

For those who are interested, this is my first ASP.Net project and has been built using version 4 of the .Net framework, jQuery, AJAX and the Entity Framework.