F. C. Morgan & Co., Ltd., London, E.C.

Based centrally in London, F. C. Morgan is clearly a national postcard publisher, albeit of local cards.    Not much is known or recorded about this company, but it would appear that they used an extensive band of local photographers and newsagents such as Arthur George Colbourne of Lancing in Sussex, to commission and market their postcard production; they used the German printers Dr Trenkler of Leipzig, Saxony, who gave their cards the house style that marks them out as quality publishers.    Their first five sets appeared towards the end of 1904 and comprised coloured Sussex views in Littlehampton, Chichester, Worthing and Brighton together with Cardiff.   A distinctive printer's number appears in red at the bottom right on the address side of the earlier cards.   On later cards the imprint turns to green, then black, and the printer's number is lost.   A number of sets printed in sepia are also to be found; these have no printer’s number and lack the quality of the earlier cards.   Morgan appears to have worked closely with H. Alwin (H. A. & Co.) nearby in Manchester Avenue and several of their cards are identical images.   In about 1906 six sets of "Olden Days" artist drawn cards, modelled closely on Alwin’s similar Nos. 5 & 17 (below) for Islington,


are introduced and it is these that are the most collectable; some were even hand tinted.   Originally each set contained six cards, but later some sets were padded out to contain as many as 18 cards.   Several best selling views were reprinted and later printer’s numbers are noted where known.   Production seems to have tailed off by 1908, after Morgan had only published around 1600 different views.

 Series 200ColourLittlehampton
200-1Parish Church, Littlehampton65115 
200-2Surrey Street, Littlehampton65116 
200-3East Street, Littlehampton65117 
200-4 65118 
200-5The Ferry, Littlehampton65119 
200-6Harbour and Pier Road, Littlehampton65120 
    
 Series 201ColourChichester
201-1Entrance to Bishop’s Palace, Chichester65121 
201-2The Cloisters, Chichester Cathedral65122 
201-3Chichester from the Canal65123 
201-4 65124 
201-5Bishop's Palace and Cathedral, Chichester65125 
201-6Jubilee Park and Old City Wall, Chichester65126 
201-7   
201-8   
201-9Chichester Cathedral90268 
    
 Series 202ColourWorthing
202-1Worthing from Pier65127 
202-2Brighton Road, Worthing65128 
202-3The Promenade and Band Stand, Worthing looking East65129 
202-4The Promenade, Worthing, looking West65130 
202-5The Lake, Worthing Park65131 
202-6South Street, Worthing65132 
    
 Series 203ColourBrighton
203-1Pavilion Entrance Gate, Brighton65133 
203-2 65134 
203-3Brighton, looking West65135 
203-4Brighton, looking East65136 
203-5 65137 
203-6 65138 
    
 Series 204ColourCardiff
204-1The Green, Llandaff65139 
204-2St Mary’s Street, Cardiff65140 
204-3 65141 
204-4The Weir, Llandaff65142 
204-5 65143 
204-6The Lake, Roath Park, Cardiff65144 
    
 Series 205Colour 
205-1 65145 
205-2 65146 
205-3 65147 
205-4 65148 
205-5 65149 
205-6 65150 
    
 Series 206Colour 
206-1   
206-2   
206-3   
206-4   
206-5   
206-6   
    
 Series 207ColourMerton Abbey
207-1The Monastery Gate, Merton Abbey   - 
207-2   
207-3Merton Abbey   - 
207-4Nelson’s Quarter Deck Walk, Merton Abbey   - 
207-5The River, Merton   - 
207-?In the Grounds, Merton Abbey   - 
    
 Series 208Colour 
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208-4   
208-5   
208-6   
    
 Series 209ColourAddington/Beddington
209-1Addington, Surrey   - 
209-2Near Sutton, Surrey   - 
209-3    - 
209-4Lodge near Beddington   - 
209-5The Plough Inn, Beddington   - 
209-6Gateway, St Mary’s, Beddington   - 
    
 Series 210Colour 
210-1   
210-2   
210-3   
210-4   
210-5   
210-6   
    
 Series 211SepiaIslington
211-1   
211-2   
211-3Tufnell Park Road, Holloway   - 
211-4   
211-5The Angel, Islington   - 
211-6   
    
 Series 212ColourClapham
212-1South Side, Clapham Common68936 
212-2   
212-3   
212-4Pond and Bandstand, Clapham Common68937 
212-5Clapham, Cross and Plough68938 
212-6Clapham Common, The Pond68939 
212-7   
212-8The Cock Pond and Parish Church, Clapham Common68958 
212-9South Side, Clapham   - 
    
 Series 213Colour 
213-1   
213-2   
213-3   
213-4   
213-5   
213-6   
    
 Series 214ColourHampstead
214-1 71153 
214-2 71154 
214-3The Viaduct, Hampstead Heath71155 
214-4Hampstead Heath, The Firs7115668943
214-5The Bathing Pond, Hampstead7115799763
214-6 71158 
    
 Series 215ColourActon
215-1   
215-2   
215-3Parish Church and Bank, Acton, W.   - 
215-4   
215-5   
215-6   
    
 Series 216ColourCricklewood
216-1   
216-2The Parade, Cricklewood   - 
216-3Shoot-up Hill, Cricklewood   - 
216-4   
216-5   
216-6   
    
 Series 217ColourHampstead
217-1   
217-2   
217-3   
217-4High Street, Hampstead   - 
217-5Town Hall, Haverstock Hill   - 
217-6High Street & Wesleyan Church, Hampstead   - 
    
 Series 218ColourWest Hampstead
218-1   
218-2West Hampstead Cemetery   - 
218-3Fortune Green, West Hampstead   - 
218-4St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, West Hampstead71142 
218-5   
218-6   
    
 Series 219ColourHampstead
219-1The Mansion, Golders Hill7115991916
219-2The Viaduct, Hampstead71160Landscape
219-3Hampstead - Jack Straw's Castle71161   -
219-4Golder’s Hill - The Bridge   - 
219-5   
219-6   
219-7East Heath Road, Hampstead71163 
219-8   
219-9The Leg of Mutton Pond, Hampstead   - 
    
 Series 220ColourHampstead
220-1Old Cottages, Hampstead Heath7114799766
220-2Hampstead Heath, Vale of Health Pond6894771148
220-3Hampstead Heath, Top of the Ride71149   -
220-4Hampstead, The Spaniards6534971150
220-5Church Row, Hampstead71151   -
220-6Hampstead, The Bull & Bush Hotel71152   -
    
 Series 221ColourBattersea Park
221-1Battersea Park, The Avenue68951 
221-2Refreshment Pavilion68952 
221-3Battersea Park, The Rustic Bridge6895390261
221-4Battersea Park, The Fountain6895490263
221-5Battersea Park, Waterfall68955 
221-6Battersea Park, Sub Tropical Gardens68956Plate lost
221-6Sub Tropical Gardens, Battersea Park7116590262
221-7The Fountain, Battersea Park71166120978
221-8The Drinking Fountain, Battersea Park7116790264
221-9Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea Park7116890265
221-10A Corner of the Lake, Battersea Park71169 
221-11The Flower Beds, Battersea Park71170 
221-12This number does not appear to have been used  
221-13The Lake, Battersea Park   - 
221-14Battersea Park, The Lake   - 
221-15The Lodge, Battersea Park   - 
221-16In Battersea Park   - 
221-17Bandstand, Battersea Park   - 
221-18Battersea Park, The Lake   - 
    
 Series 222ColourKilburn
222-1   
222-2   
222-3   
222-4   
222-5   
222-6   
    
 Series 223SepiaCamden Town
223-1Camden Theatre, Camden Town   - 
223-2   
223-3St Matthew’s Church, Oakleigh Square, Camden Town   - 
223-4   
223-5   
223-6Park Street & Mother Redcap, Camden Town   - 
    
 Series 224SepiaIslington
224-1   
224-2   
224-3   
224-4   
224-5   
224-6   
224-7Islington Green & Myddleton’s Statue   - 
224-8   
224-9Public Library & Fire Station, Hornsey   - 
    
 Series 225SepiaTooting
225-1St Nicholas’ Church, Tooting Graveney   - 
225-2   
225-3   
225-4   
225-5   
225-6Tooting Bec Common   - 
    
 Series 226SepiaBowes Park
226-1Bowes Park Station   - 
226-2St Gabriel’s Church, Bowes Park   - 
226-3   
226-4   
226-5   
226-6   
    
 Series 227SepiaWandsworth
227-1   
227-2St. Anne’s, Wandsworth   - 
227-3Clapham Common, North Side   - 
227-4   
227-5   
227-6   
    
 Series 228Colour 
228-1   
228-2   
228-3   
228-4   
228-5   
228-6   
    
 Series 229ColourBrockwell Park
229-1Brockwell Park, Ye Olde Gardens68962 
229-2Brockwell Park, The Pond68963 
229-3Brockwell Park, The Bathing Pond68964 
229-4   
229-5The Bandstand, Brockwell Park84611 
229-6   
    
 Series 230ColourHampton Court
230-1The Lion Gates, Bushey Park   - 
230-2   
230-3The Fountains & East Front, Hampton Court   - 
230-4   
230-5The Flower Beds, East Front, Hampton Court   - 
230-6   
    
 Series 231ColourKew
231-1Kew Bridge   - 
231-2   
231-3   
231-4   
231-5   
231-6   
    
 Series 232ColourBrighton
232-1   
232-2   
232-3   
232-4   
232-5   
232-6West Pier and Front, Brighton69469 
    
 Series 233Colour 
233-1   
233-2   
233-3   
233-4   
233-5   
233-6   
    
 Series 234ColourHammersmith
234-1Hammersmith Bridge8459296644
234-2 84593 
234-3King Street West, Hammersmith84594 
234-4 84595 
234-5The Free Library, Hammersmith84596 
234-6   
    
 Series 235ColourFulham
235-1Bishop’s Park, Fulham71130 
235-2Fulham from Putney Bridge7113190254
235-3Parish Church, Fulham7113296649
235-4 71133 
235-5Fulham Road7113497049
235-6 71135 
235-7Town Hall, Fulham91935 
235-8Fire Station, Fulham Road9193697059
235-9Parsons Green97060 
    
 Series 236ColourChiswick
236-1Turnham Green Church7113696650
236-2 7113796651
236-3The Free Library, Ravenscourt Park7113896652
236-4Chiswick Fire Station7113996653
236-5 7114096654
236-6Turnham Green Station7114196655
    
 Series 237ColourHyde Park
237-1 84598 
237-2Queen’s Road Station, C. L. Ry.84599 
237-3 84600 
237-4 84601 
237-5Orme Square, Hyde Park84602 
237-6 84603 
    
 Series 238ColourBrixton
238-1High Street, Streatham8460469470
238-2 84605 
238-3 84606 
238-4 84607 
238-5 84608 
238-6The Parish Church, Brixton84609 
    
 Series 239ColourChelsea
239-1S. Peter's, Eaton Square85966 
239-2Chelsea Hospital, The Quadrangle85967 
239-3Carlyle's Statue, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea8596896656
239-4Chelsea, St. Luke's Church8596996657
239-5Albert Bridge, Chelsea8597096658
239-6Chelsea Bridge8597196659
239-7Chelsea Hospital, The Old Gate85972 
239-8Entrance to Chelsea Bridge.   - 
239-9King's Road, Chelsea, Whitelands College.   - 
239-10Sloane Square and Court Theatre.   - 
239-11Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea.   - 
239-12Chelsea Barracks   - 
239-13World's End, Chelsea.   - 
    
 Series 240ColourEaling
240-1   
240-2   
240-3   
240-4   
240-5All Saints Church, Ealing Common  
240-6The Free Library, Walpole Park, Ealing85955 
240-7Haven Green Baptist Church, Ealing94765Anonymous
240-8   
240-9   
240-10   
240-11   
240-12   
240-13   
240-14   
240-15   
240-16   
240-17   
240-18The Free Library Ealing, from Walpole Park12988 
    
 Series 241ColourWandsworth
241-1   
241-2   
241-3   
241-4   
241-5   
241-6The Baths, Wandsworth  
    
 Series 242Colour 
242-1   
242-2   
242-3   
242-4   
242-5   
242-6   
    
 Series 243Artist drawnOld Kensington
243-1Holland House in 1800   - 
243-2The Old School, Kensington, 1828   - 
243-3    - 
243-4Kensington High Street a Hundred Years Ago   - 
243-5Kensington Gore a Century Ago   - 
243-6The Round Pond a Hundred Years Ago   - 
    
 Series 244Artist drawnOld Islington
244-1Upper Street, Islington, in 184096667 
244-2Regent's Canal Tunnel, Islington, in 1829   - 
244-3The Old Pied Bull, Upper Street, Islington, a Hundred Years Ago   - 
244-4An Ancient Inn, Essex Road, Islington, about 1800   - 
244-5Canonbury Tower in 1800   - 
244-6The Old Queen's Head, Essex Road, Islington, about 1800   - 
    
 Series 245Artist drawnOld Regent's Park
245-1The Old Coliseum, Regent's Park in 1829   - 
245-2    - 
245-3    - 
245-4    - 
245-5St. Katharine's Hospital, Regent's Park, Eighty Years Ago   - 
245-6    - 
    
 Series 246Artist drawnBits of Old London
246-1Old Vauxhall Bridge (1827)   - 
246-2The House of Lords in 1827   - 
246-3    - 
246-4Bits of Old London - Charing Cross in 1830   - 
246-5Bits of Old London - Millbank Penitentiary, 1840   - 
246-6Bits of Old London - Building London Bridge, The Lord Mayor's Show Passing, 1827   - 
    
 Series 247Artist drawn 
247-1   
247-2   
247-3   
247-4   
247-5   
247-6   
    
 Series 248Artist drawnChelsea in Olden Days
248-1A Chelsea Charity of the Olden Days - Petyt's School.   - 
248-2Chelsea in the Olden Days - The White Horse Inn, Church Street, 1820.   - 
248-3Cheyne Walk in 1812, Shrewsbury House.   - 
248-4Chelsea in the Olden Days - The Clock House.   - 
248-5Chelsea in the Olden Days - Church Place in 1641.   - 
248-6The World's End Tavern, Chelsea, in 1830.   - 
248-7The Moravian Chapel, Chelsea, in 1830.   - 
248-8Chelsea in 1800 - King James College.   - 
248-9Old Chelsea - Ranelagh Chapel, 1818.   - 
248-10The Shady Avenue, Ranelagh Gardens, in 1750.   - 
248-11Hans Place in 1800 - The Pavilion.   - 
248-12St. Luke's, Chelsea, in 1815.   - 
    
 Series 249ColourBalham
249-1   
249-2The Duchess, Balham Hill91920 
249-3   
249-4St Mary’s and the Viaduct, Balham90568 
249-5The Priory, Tooting Bec Common96663 
249-6   
    
 Series 250ColourTooting
250-1 91923 
250-2 91924 
250-3 91925 
250-4 91926 
250-5The Lake, Tooting Bec Common91927 
250-6St Nicholas Church, Tooting Graveney91928 
    
 Series 251ColourPutney
251-1 91929 
251-2Lower Richmond Road, Putney91930 
251-3Putney Park Lane91931 
251-4Tibbet’s Corner, Putney Heath91932 
251-5 91933 
251-6 91934 
    
 Series 252Colour 
252-1   
252-2   
252-3   
252-4   
252-5   
252-6   
    
 Series 253Colour 
253-1   
253-2   
253-3   
253-4   
253-5   
253-6   
    
 Series 254ColourHampstead
254-1   
254-2   
254-3The Viaduct, Hampstead Heath97065Portrait
254-4Hampstead. White Stone Pond?96645 
254-5   
254-6   
254-7White Stone Pond, Hampstead97067 
254-8 97068 
254-9 97069 
254-10Hampstead Bathing Pond97070 
254-11 97071 
254-12Hampstead Lane97072 
254-13 97073 
254-14The Garden Golders Hill97074 
254-15The Rockery, Golders Hill   - 
254-16Hampstead Heath, Golder’s Hill   - 
254-17   
254-?Vale of Health Pond, Hampstead Heath   - 
    
 Series 255Colour 
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 Series 256Colour 
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 Series 257Colour 
257-1   
257-2   
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257-5   
257-6   
    
 Series 258SepiaKingston-on-Thames
258-1   
258-2   
258-3London Road, Kingston-on-Thames   - 
258-4   
258-5   
258-6   
    
 Series 259Colour 
259-1   
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259-3   
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 Series 260Colour 
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 Series 261ColourFinsbury Park
261-1   
261-2   
261-3   
261-4   
261-5   
261-6Finsbury Park, Boating on the Lake99782 
261-7 99783 
261-8 99784 
261-9In Finsbury Park99785 
    
 Series UnidentifiedColour 
1006Miss Marie DaintonPhoto by R W Thomas 
 The Fire Station, Brixton  
 Regent’s Park, The Fountain  

© Philip Richards, August 2017.