Friday, November 5, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

It's time for Thanksgiving postcards and once again,
I'd like to share one from the New York Public Library Digital collection.
This one made me chuckle.

It is a Raphael Tuck & Sons Thanksgiving Postcard dated around 1907.

  Raphael Tuck & Sons were proudly known to be the Publishers to Her Majesties the King and Queen, with printing houses in London, Paris and New York.

They began in London, England in 1866, selling pictures and frames.  Raphael Tuck was joined by his three sons in 1871 and published their first Christmas greeting card.   

In 1893 they were granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria.

Adolph Tuck, one of the sons, produced their first picture postcard in 1894 of Mt. Snowden in Wales, which was sold to tourists visiting the site.

The first series of numbered postcards was printed In 1898 which was a set of 12 lithographed vignette views of London, numbered 1 to 12 with the "Tower of London" being postcard #1.

They entered the postcard market in the United States in 1900 with an office in New York.   American artists designed many of the postcards, but the cards were printed in Europe (Germany, Saxony, England) and then returned to the states for sale. 

Unfortunately, like many other postcard printers and manufacturers of their time, the history, records, original paintings and postcards of Raphael Tuck & Sons were destroyed during the bombing blitz of London during World War II.

Raphael Tuck & Sons were prolific printers and produced Books, Postcards, Greeting Cards, Die Cut Cards, Fringed Silk Cards, Scrapbooks, Puzzles and more.

Be sure to visit with the lovely Beth, our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday, where you'll find a variety of postcards to visit. 

Happy PFF and have a wonderful, restful, fun filled weekend!


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh my! This reminds me of the song, "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat" except in this case it's turkey(s).

Kiki aka Victoria said...

That is such a sweet and cute card...awww! I always love visitng and seeing what you are up to!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how cute, Snap... Made me smile --even on a cold day in Tennessee..... Love the bonnet on the "Misses"..... ha

Have a great weekend.

Lyneen said...

GReAT postcard... wonderful history on Raphael Tuck... when I find a Tuck postcard I grab it.... they are treasures! TFS. Happy PFF!

Lyneen said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Sheila said...

For some reason this card reminds me of Jack Sprat and his wife. Not entirely appropriate I suppose....

Bob of Holland said...

Wonderful card and also an informative post. I wondered when Tuck stopped producing postcards. Happy PFF.

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful postcard! I've seen many Tuck's cards in my searches for the perfect PFF post. Thanks for the information about the Tuck's!

viridian said...

Happy PFF, and thanks for commenting on my blog!

Funoldhag said...

I love this time of year and all the fall and fall holiday decorations and cards. My favorite time of the year.

KarenHarveyCox said...

This postcard is sooo cute. It's funny too, because right about now the wild turkeys go nuts. They scurry too and fro, making me think that the stories of Thanksgiving Turkeys might have been passed down somehow!

Dorincard said...

Let's hope the breeze won't trigger a cold. They would go...cold turkey on each other.
We should look for TUCKed away postcards...even "Mrs.Tudor" issued a warrant for Mr.Tuck.

PonyBoy Press said...

That's a neat card. I like when the turkeys aren't being eaten. Thanks for coming by my blog