This postcard was made by Walter Scott of Bradford, West Yorkshire. I count 33 men and 27 women in the group, with a range of ages. Two men are wearing clerical collars. Potted plants can be seen in the building. People are looking out through the bay windows on either side of the central window. In the left bay, a standing man may be wearing the dark vest of a waiter or other employee.
Is this a hotel? It’s certainly a large house. The plants in the pots are small, suggesting the season might be spring. The ground in front of the group also looks recently landscaped. No one is wearing cold-weather clothing, so it might be late spring.
The back of the postcard has a short note: “Harriet looks well with the men in the top row.”
At far left is an odd pile of rocks which may be intended for use in the garden.
Thank you very much to blogger Val Erde for sharing observations and insights into this image from a well-informed British perspective.
In hopes of identifying members of the group or their location, readers are invited to examine the photo in high resolution below. First click on one of the thumbnails, then select “View full size” in the lower right corner your screen: