Friday, July 10, 2015

Wistful - Postcard Friendship Friday #272


Raphael Tuck and Sons were located in England and were an outstanding publisher of early postcards. In November of 1899 Adolph Tuck began his postcard production. Much of the early printing was done in Germany. The company took special pride in being Art Publishers to British Royalty.  

In World War II, the London factory was destroyed by German bombs and the New factory in Northhampton burned in 1954. Most, if not all the records and original photography used to create these postcards were destroyed. We may never know who this lovely young girl was. However, if anyone out there has a clue as to who she might have been, I'd love to hear from you.

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

* BADGE:  When you submit a postcard, be sure to put a link back to this page.  You can copy and paste the PFF badge, which has the link embedded.  Thank you! 

THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the pieces you love and tell us why you like them.

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17 comments:

Chris Overstreet said...

No clue who she might be. I have a few of the Tuck's "Oilette" cards, but nothing as gorgeous as this.

Blogaire said...

Beautiful card! The great thing about the World Wide Web is that somebody, somewhere out there just might recognize her and we may find out who is the girl with the Mona Lisa smile.
Happy PFF.

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

she is so precious, sure wish we could find out.
Thanks for the interesting facts you posted here about the Tuck and sons photography.
I find another image of a girl who looks very much like her but I'm not 100% sure , I will post it on the FJ blog for you...I think you will be able to tell if it's her. So many little girls sometimes it's hard to be sure.
Have a wonderful Friday

Robin said...

A lovely card......lovely child....
Thank you for sharing the history

Have a beautiful weekend

Marina Miranda said...

thanks for this history lesson, I enjoyed it a lot! magnificent postcard!
:)

Mim said...

don't know who she was but it's beautiful

Marie Reed said...

What a tragedy that all was lost.. She is truly breathtaking especially with her little La Semeuse stamp!

Bob of Holland said...

British postcard, printed in Germany and with a French stamp. An now you're wondering and writing about it in Oregon. That's what's so wonderful about vintage postcards and PFF> Thanks for sharing, again.

Lois said...

I never get tired of seeing her face! I wonder what she would think about us looking at her picture on the internet if she were here today.

Debby said...

Beth,
She is so adorable, I love this image. I have used her many times in my collage work and never tire of her.
Happy PFF!
Debby

Sheila said...

Wistful is right. I think this one is my favourite of her - she is so very beautiful.

Aimee said...

She's so beautiful in that card! Just look at those eyes!
I was late posting my PFF post today, but its up now.

Clytie said...

Yes she does look pensive in this shot. Beautiful card.

REDLAN said...

She's so cute. Thanks for sharing that Black & White postcard

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely card and a lovely girl!
Great postcard.

Carole said...

What a lovely image! That would be a fantastic photo to use in altered art pieces.

Ulta58 said...

Anielska twarz to Gerte Reinwald ur.25 maja 1902 roku w Baden Niemcy. Od najmłodszych lat była oswojona z kamera .Tańczyła w raz ze swoją siostrą Hanniw Berlińskim teatrze dla dzieci.Mając niespełna 10 lat w 1913 roku wraz z Hanni i bratem Otto zagrał w filmie "Sen nocy letniej naszego czsu .w latach 1906-1914 twarz Grete zdominowała świat jako model z setek pocztówek .Gwiazda niemieckiego kina.Zmarła 24 maja 1983 roku w Monachium mając 81 lat. Więcej informacji na moim blogu post anielska twarz Grete Reinwald.Pozdrawiam Ula