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Leonard A. Lauder collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-LauderL

Identification Note

Postcards in this collection include the prefix "LL" before the item number.
Scope and Contents Over 35,500 postcards produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons, primarily from the Oilette series. This collection is available online: https://publications.newberry.org/tuck

Dates

  • approximately 1903-1959

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available by appointment only. Please contact reference@newberry.org at least 5 business days in advance to request an appointment.

Extent

35.6 Linear Feet (35,510 postcards in 57 boxes)

Abstract

This collection, a gift of Leonard A. Lauder, consists of more than 35,500 Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards, mainly the Oilette series. The Tuck Company began operating in England in 1866, and started printing picture postcards in 1894. Oilette postcards, introduced in 1903, were the work of many different artists employed by the company and encompassed a great variety of subject matter, including country and farm scenes, landscapes, and churches. Tuck described Oilettes as “veritable miniature oil paintings.” Postcards are undated; however, the Tuck Company went out of business in 1959, so the dates for the collection are approximate.

Stack Location

3a 34 on top of file cabinets

Provenance

Donated by the Lake County Forest Preserve District as part of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection at the Newberry Library.

Source

Creator

Title
Leonard A. Lauder collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards, approximately 1903-1959
Status
In Process
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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