Collection WPAC - Watlington Postcard and Art Collection

Mills in Art Woman using pestle and mortar Barry race in the Congo baking Woman with baby grinding corn Grinding corn Child grinding corn, Johannesburg Basuto women stamping and grinding mealies Grinding corn Woman mill grinding Zulu women grinding corn Hawaiians pounding poi in Honolulu Pounding to create palm oil Grinding wheat for evening Khana Peasants grinding corn in Jerusalem Women crushing mealies Arabs grinding corn, Basrah, Mesopotamia Filippino girls grinding and sifting corn A Zulu woman grinding corn and nursing a baby Women at the mill Grinding curry stuff in Madras
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Watlington Postcard and Art Collection


  • 1880 to present (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

32 albums

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Administrative history


Archival history

Many of the collections donated to the Mills Archive contain postcards. To avoid keeping many duplicates of the same postcard, these are removed from the collections in which they were donated and have been put together in this collection and the duplicates removed.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Scope and content

Postcards with images of traditional mills in the UK and the rest of the World.

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Conditions governing access

This collection may be consulted free of charge at the Mills Archive; please email to arrange an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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Archivist's note

Collection level description revised by Nathanael Hodge, June 2012.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: AA1
  • Shelf: FF4
  • Shelf: FF5
  • Shelf: FF6
  • Shelf: FF7
  • Shelf: GG3
  • Shelf: GG4
  • Shelf: GG5
  • Shelf: GG6
  • Shelf: V 600
  • Shelf: FF3
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Kent
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Lancs, Leics, Lincs
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Norfolk
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Various
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Sussex A-E
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Sussex F-R
  • Box: Uncatalogued Windmill Postcards Sussex S-W
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Cambs, Hunts, Notts, Nhumbd
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Corn, Cumb, Derbys, Devon
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Essex, Dorset, Durham
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Gloucs, Lincs, London, Suffolk
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Hants and IOW
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Various
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Surrey, Sussex
  • Box: Uncatalogued Watermill Postcards Warwicks, Wilts, Worcs, Yorks
  • Shelf: CC4