About the artist:
Ezra ‘Elmer’ Keene was born in 1853 in Nottinghamshire to a Quaker family. During the 1870s he switched from being a miller and baker to being an artist and photographer. Elmer married a Yorkshire girl Eliza Darlow and they had 11 children, four of whom became artists. The family moved to Leicester in 1901; Elmer died there in 1929. He was known for producing card-friendly images in coastal and rural places, often moonlight scenes. The Rhyl postcards above seem typical of his work. The Foryd Harbour card is undated; the next one, Pavilion and Sands seems exquisite and was posted September 1918 in Kinmel Park Camp near Bodelwyddan from Maggie (a nurse?) to folks back home in County Down. Shop our selection of prints by Elmer Keene today.