The postcard below was sent to a young lady living in Strathalbyn, a rural town south of Adelaide in South Australia. The back is undivided, which, I understand, means that it is likely to have been printed before 1902 (assuming the card was printed somewhere in the British empire) and the original stamp has been removed. There are no other clues on the card to tell me where it came from or when.
There is, as you can see, a message on the front:
The latest in P.P.C.s Eh? 'Get off his nook.' Am pleased to see you got ahead of the Strath Cricket Club. Some of the men look 'charming to a degree' don't you think? Shall probably land in Strath end of year & expect to have a good time. Kind regards to all not forgetting 'Billy', Yours etc Charlie".
The quality of the painted background suggests it was not one of the better photographic studios - maybe it was another nearby town, Victor Harbor, for example? He's an interesting looking fellow. If the photograph was taken in Australia, he would have been quite the man-about-town; not too posh, but careful with his appearance. Gloves, button hole (a daisy type flower which looks the same as those in the flower arrangement on the table), large soft-brimmed hat, slim fit suit. He has pale ghostly blue eyes and fleshy features. And his name was Charlie.
Purchased at a junk shop in Adelaide.