‘Bits of Paper’

Julie and Bill, the volunteers auditing the museum’s vast collection of ephemera, have a real treat for Magpie fans this week – they write;

‘Here is an interesting character! Septimus Donaldson (1877-1949) was Newcastle United’s first mascot. His family were well-known chimney sweeps. We have a newspaper cutting about him and also one of his business postcards, which is very eye-catching!’


Front of Donaldson's business postcard.

Front of Donaldson’s business postcard.

Reverse of Donaldson's business postcard.

Reverse of Donaldson’s business postcard.

Objects GS 24/06/1998.25 a + b


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