Easter Greetings from 1880
At holiday and festive events, it is often said that the Greetings Cards Industry has commercialised the occasion. But Greetings Cards and Postcards have been arround for many years. Here in the UK it was the introduction of the Penny Post that suddenly made written communications, easily, affordable. and available to just about all. Perhaps the ‘new’ cards were an easy way to convey a message that would be hard for some to personally write.
The above card was published by Raphael Tuck and Sons of London. The date is circa 1875/85. A simple flat card, blank on the reverse for any personal message. It is from a small collection of my cards and is rather special. It had been rescued, many years ago. from a factory fire which destroyed most of Raphael Tucks archives….. maybe that makes it rather special.
At Easter …as all through the year……
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2023
2 thoughts on “Nothing New….”
And it’s lovely. I do so enjoy antique cards as they are beautifully illustrated and sometimes ornate. May you and yours have a blessed Easter, David.
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Thank you…. and even a fire damaged card looks OK
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