I love getting mail from England. It's "royal mail" you know. It also gets here very quickly for some reason. Faster then items sent from within our own country at times.
I love this old photo of a woman with what I suspect are five little boys. That's a lot of sailor outfits.
The photo has become a part of a larger watercolour painting. A wonderful example of Victorian photo collage. Whoever did this had great talent.
Here are two wonderful books on the subject.
This is from page 92 of Playing with Pictures. It is by Georgina Berkeley. The figures are a photograph and the rest is a watercolour painting. Fabulous.