Today, young people can access their favourite celebrities easily via social media, following them on Instagram, TikTok or other platforms in order to see them and be involved with their lives. Yes, they also watch their bands play concerts, or actors perform on stage or on film, but there are other ways that they can ‘see’ them outside of these arenas.

But what did young people do in Victorian and Edwardian times? Social media was not available (some might say luckily), but those with the money to do so would still go to theatres and music halls to watch their chosen performers in person. When they could not do so, or if they wanted a more permanent reminder of an individual, then they might collect postcards of them.