Wish You Were Here - Dataset


A dataset conisting out of postcards from 1900-1960 annoted with a combination of CLIP and manual annotation.


The dataset is strucured as follows:

  • Images of postcards.
  • Text file desribing the image.
  • Images are liked to text file via the name of the text file.



Size of dataset in quantity Size of dataset in storage Repeating images Source annotation
646 1.6 Gb Yes No

Collection method:

Manual search of WikiMedia pages and selection of images with attributes that allow for the usage of images without permission or attribution of the creator of the media. Licenses include:

  • CC-O
  • No license
  • Public domain

Annotation method:

The data was annotated using Kohya_SS in 2 phases:

  1. Automated annotation using Clip.
  2. Manual annotation.

During manual annotation the following features were consitently annotated:

  • Type of Postcard (drawing, photograph, colored in photograph)
  • Aspect ration (horizontal, vertical or square)
  • Border color (if there is a border)
  • Damage of the postcard (ranging from no annotation, slightly damage, damage, significant damage)
  • Stamps
  • Folding damage
  • Lineart
  • Monochrome (color images are not specified)

Image dataset composition:

The dataset compromises of postcards originating from Germany, Poland, Russia and the United States of America. No additional annotation provded to identify where the postcards are from. Most of the postcards depict a bias towards nature scenes E.G snowy mountain valleys at sunset. Training a model could create a bias towards these images.


This dataset is licensed under CC BY 4.0 Deed. This gives you the rights to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially.
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. Under the following terms:
  • Attribution - You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

The license only applies to the descriptions of the images. Not to the images themselves (see collection method for more details).

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