Collecting postcards was a natural extension of the Picture Collection's mission to provide its users with visual material in a variety of formats. Postcards were circulated from at least the early 's and were likely housed with subject clippings files until later segregated into a separate collection. Acquisition has been mainly through donations from hobbyists and travelers, but the department has historically sought ways to harvest ephemeral material of this kind; librarians on foreign or domestic travels, for instance, are encouraged to buy and add postcards to the collection. Although the term "holiday postcards" might bring to mind mementos of foreign travel posted by people on vacation to friends and relatives at home, "postcard" here haslittle to do with documenting place and much more in common with the greeting cardin its emphasis on the commemoration of events. Spanning from the 's throughthe first three decades of the 20th Century, this collection of postcards depictsa "landscape of the imagination" based on American national observances and holidays.
Raphael Tuck & Sons
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The company sold furniture, picture frames, greeting cards, and, eventually, postcards, the latter introduced in and becoming the most successful part of the business. In that year, the first Tuck postcard was printed, inspired by the November change in British Postal regulations that allowed publishers to issue picture postcards at the standardized size of five and half inches by three and a half inches. Adolph was chairman and managing director of the company until his death in On December 29, , Raphael House was destroyed by German bombs, and the originals for most of the postcard series were lost. Each Tuck postcard had an imprint of the British royal coat of arms the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Victoria had been obtained in , and the Tuck trademark, an easel, palette, and brushes and the monogram R. This remarkable Series, produced by the finest modern colour methods direct from original paintings, continues without question the most successful and popular of the manifold varieties of Postcards that have ever been placed upon the market.
Smile, Raphael Tuck & Sons' post card series no. 169, printed in Saxony
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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