These pictures show what Malta looked like in the 1960s.
The collection of photographs has been restored and released in a new book.
The postcards of Malta were produced by photographer John Hinde, a key figure in the development of the colour photograph as a postcard.
Shot with large format cameras, the project was an extraordinary undertaking.
Sometimes the photographs could take a whole day to get right.
He used vibrant, highly saturated colours to depict a beautiful image produced to the highest standards.
Xlendi Bay, Gozo
Fort St Angelo
St Paul’s Bay
The Azure Window, Gozo
Spinola Bay, St Julian’s
Fond Ghadir, Sliema
Maltese street vendor
St Paul’s Bay
In 1956, Hinde started his own business, John Hinde Ltd in Ireland and over the following 16 years travelled across Britain, Ireland, Australia, Cyprus and Canada taking photos to act as postcards.
When the company was sold in 1972, it was the world’s most successful postcard company with annual sales of over 50 million postcards.
Now, over two decades after his passing in 1997, Hinde’s restored original transparencies have been printed in a book for the first time.
Let’s take a look at some of the images from around the world:
Piccadilly Circus, London
Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
Pentewan Sands, Cornwall
Dublin Airport, Ireland
The Promenade, Havre des Pas, Jersey