Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion have made numerous books in the historical postcard genre.

Fred Thirkell was born and educated in Vancouver, graduating from King Edward High School and UBC. His long-time enthusiasm for collecting early postcards, especially those relating to Vancouver and the Fraser Valley before the First World War, reflected his keen interest in local history. Born in 1930, he died in July of 2009, two months after the release of his eighth book, Greetings from British Columbia, A Journey in Vintage Postcards, co-authored with Bob Scullion.

Bob Scullion was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was one of the first group of shipbuilding apprentices selected to attend Outward Bound's Moray Sea School at Burghead, Scotland. Having grown up in Glasgow, Britain's best-preserved Victorian city, Bob shared Fred's appreciation of cities and their history. Three of their titles won City of Vancouver Heritage Awards and their work celebrated some of the city's fine photographers like Frank Gowan, Philip Timms and G.A. Barrowclough.

Also by Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion:

Breaking News: The Postcard Images of George Alfred Barrowclough (Heritage House 2004), ISBN 13: 9781894384674 ISBN 10: 1894384679.

British Columbia 100 Years Ago: Portraits of a Province, (Heritage House 2002), ISBN: 1-894384-49-0.

Vancouver and Beyond: During the Golden Age of Postcards, 1900-1914 (Heritage House 2000), ISBN 13: 9781894384155 ISBN 10: 1894384156.

Places Remembered: Greater Vancouver, New Westminster, and the Fraser Valley (Heritage House 1997), ISBN 10: 1895811295.

Postcards from the Past: Edwardian Images of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley (Heritage House 1996), ISBN 13: 9781895811230
ISBN 10: 1895811236.

Frank Gowen's Vancouver (Heritage)

Philip Timms' Vancouver

[BCBW 2009] "Photography"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Philip Timm's Vancouver: 1900-1910