Jump to navigation. The Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States. When received at the Newberry Library it was estimated at 2. Hammon Company Collection , the Leonard A. Lauder Raphael Tuck Collection , and many others. A number of digital collections and digital and archival research tools are available to help researchers find materials of interest in the CTPAC. These include:. If you have questions about the postcard collection or need assistance with any of these research tools, please Contact a Librarian. Reference staff may be able to help determine whether either specific postcards or categories of interest are available in the CTPAC. Readers are strongly advised to make an appointment to view original materials.
Collections – Picture Postcards
The Leonard A. The Tuck Company began operating in England in , and started printing picture postcards in Oilette postcards, introduced in , were described in Tuck catalogs as “veritable miniature oil paintings”. They encompass a great variety of subject matter including city and state views, literary scenes, and still lifes. Skip to main content.
Early s Tucks Postcard | Lifeboats, Collectable Lifeboat Postcards Edwardian ‘Golden Age’ colour printed photo postcard with message dated.
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Their business was one of the best known in the “postcard boom” of the late s and early s. Their contributions left a lasting effect on most of the artistic world. During the Blitz , the company headquarters, Raphael House, was destroyed including the originals for most of their series. The company never fully recovered. Raphael was married to the former Ernestine Lissner in March As the family of seven children grew older, the children provided more help to the business.
Experts appear divided as to the date of the first picture postcard. in postcards from one of the big name publishers, like Francis Frith, Tuck or Valentine.
One of the best sources of information about Jersey life in the early 20th century is the postcard. Several decades before local newspapers began to include photographs, postcards were being printed in their thousands for holidaymakers to send messages home to friends and family. They were also widely used within the island for exchanging messages before the telephone became widely available. When postal services were faster and more reliable than today it was common to send a postcard to arrange a meeting the following day.
Many of the photographs from the late Victorian era and the early part of the 20th century which survive today were printed as postcards. They are very collectible items and many suppliers have catalogue listings on line. Details are rarely available of when cards were published. Dating of cards is usually done using the date stamps on cards that have been through the post.
So far no cards, dated before , have been found for Alderney. At a time when the postal service was the main means of communication, postcards proved instantly popular, and from their introduction until the outbreak of the First World War thousands of cards with Channel Island views were produced by a large number of businesses, most of which disappeared after a few years, but a few continue to produce cards today.
Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection
When buying or selling postcards, everyone wants to know the condition of the postcard. This rating system is used for older or antique postcards. M – Mint : A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks, bends, or creases. No writing or postmarks. A clean and fresh card.
Tuck’s continued to run very successful postcard competitions through the early ‘s with the focus changing to collectors of Tuck postcards rather then the.
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Curt Teich Postcard Archives Digital Collection (Newberry Library)
Browse all items in the collection. OR Create a report of your search results: Teich report tool. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States. When received at the Newberry Library it was estimated at 2.
On 1st September , at least a decade after Germany and other European countries had allowed it, the Post Office permitted cards published and sold privately and commercially to be sent through the post with a postage stamp affixed. Prior to that date, cards could only be mailed in a containing envelope. Initially cards sold in Britain were imported from Europe, since only European publishers had the experience and the printing technology.
British importers quickly commissioned cards with British words and scenes. Some cards of British actors and actresses were printed in Europe, mainly Germany, before the turn of the century. Produced in Berlin. This same card, also numbered , was published by Rotophot, known to have been active by Up to , the back of the card had no dividing line, and could carry only the address.
Some cards allowed a little space for writing on the front, but others did not, and recipients had either to guess the sender, or recognise the handwriting. Messages such as “See you next Wednesday” or “Love to all” had to be squeezed in around the margin, or even on the lighter coloured parts of the photographs. White dresses, bare arms and decolletages were especially subject to these intrusions. Early cards were usually produced without numbers. In an unnumbered portrait of Isabel Jay as Patience was issued by Rotary.
A photograph taken at the same session, of Jay with a swing, appeared as a whole-page illustration in The Sketch on 23rd January
Shows the New Zealand General Service badge with the motto “Onward”, beneath a spray of fern and maidenhair fern leaves. Click to request to view this item, access digital version if available , and see more information. This item is available as a high resolution download. A request to buy an image can take up to 10 working days to approve.
Dating of cards is usually done using the date stamps on cards that have Tuck’s most prolific artists, but despite his very high postcard output.
View of Honolulu Honolulu, HI. Pryor Street Atlanta, GA. Mosque of Tiberias and the Tiberias, Israel. Street Scene near Pompey’s Alexandria, Egypt. Buried treasure. Black child burying black friend in the The twentieth century limited New York Central, U. Little Miss Glory. To the rescue! Horse drawn fire equipment. Lot of 4: Tuck’s “Happy Land Series”.