• Reference
  • Title
    The Chrystal Collection of postcards and photographs
  • Date free text
  • Production date
    From: 1854 To: 1990
  • Creator
  • Admin/biog history
    This collection was put together by Mr Sandy Chrystal and his wife Jill over many years. The collection formed the basis of a number of books by Mr Chrystal.
  • Scope and Content
    The collection contains approximately 7000 postcards. There is also an album of carte-de-visite and cabinet cards usually these photographs are the products of Bedfordshire photographers and the sitters identities are unknown.
  • Archival history
    The collection was purchased by Bedfordshire & Luton Archives Service from the estate of Mrs Chrystal in October 2007.
  • System of arrangement
    The postcards in this collection use the same classification scheme as our Z50 and Z1130 collections. Therefore, for example, Z1306/1, Z50/1 and Z1130/1 are all pictures of Ampthill.
  • Level of description