Friday, July 17, 2009

Sweet - Happy Postcard Friendship Friday

This postcard, dated 1914, is part of a my "cyber" collection. It was sent to me by Pearl, a generous soul who shares my love for this little girl's photos. These postcards were printed around the turn of the century by Raphael Tuck & Sons.

Raphael Tuck & Sons was located in England and was an outstanding publisher of early postcards. Nov. 1899 Adolph Tuck began his postcard production with first numbered series issued July, 1900. Much of the early printing was done in Germany by Chromolithography using 10 or 12 stones. Embossed & hand cut dies.

The company took special pride in being Art Publishers to British Royalty and many series show this connection to WWII. Paper shortages nearly closed the plant but they finally got paper rations and continued to produce cards. The London factory was destroyed by German bombs and the New factory in North Hampton burned in 1954.

Now to see if I can find more information on this lovely young model. The photo was called "Sweet."

DADDY UPDATE: Dad did very well yesterday and last night. Thank you so much for your good thoughts and powerful prayers. It is amazing to see how well he's doing!

13 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

I love this beautiful little angel too...I hope she had a happy life, funny I think about stuff like that when I see old photos. And I hope you have a great Friday and a happy weekend.

Go Beth's & Clyties Papa, Go!!!

Clytie said...

She definitely has rare beauty in her pictures. I also hope she had a long and happy life!

Thank you for the update on dad. Still praying!

kod ekle said...

Just wonderful.Greetings from Turkey.Have a nice day.

Lois said...

The title is very appropriate as this little girl is definitely a sweetie!

Debby said...

Oh, I adore this card, she is just the sweetest little thang. Thanks for sharing.
debby

viridian said...

This is the girl that shows up in many Tuck postcarrds, correct? So beautiful

Aimee said...

This little girl is just beautiful! Love seeing the cards with her on them.

steviewren said...

A hundred years from now, I wonder if people will pore over Anne Geddes photos or some other popular style of photography the way we love old postcards

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely card and lovely little girl.
I wonder how her life unfolded?
Glad to hear your dad is doing well.

fortuitous faery said...

what an angelic girl!

hope your dad gets better!

Sheila said...

Such a pretty little girl! It's good to hear your father is making progress

TattingChic said...

That is a beautiful post card! Thank you for sharing! :)

TattingChic said...

P.S. I hope your Dad gets better!