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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Easter 2014 (Part 2)

By: Steve Ferrigan, Digitizer at Curt Teich Postcard Archives

As promised, here's a second batch of Easter fun courtesy of Raphael Tuck & Sons (with special thanks to Leonard A. Lauder for his generous donation).

Angels Series (ca. 1908)
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Easter in Chickland (ca. 1909)
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Easter 2014! (Part 1)

By: Steve Ferrigan, Digitizer at Curt Teich Postcard Archives

The following is a lovely series of Easter themed cards created by the Raphael Tuck & Sons Company in 1908 and sold in the United States and Canada. It's interesting to note the more general "spring and baby animals" theming of the first group as compared to the second. The second grouping is much more what we would consider traditionally Easter themed, with the pastels, baby chicks, and eggs. It's funny how this is still the predominant Easter style over 100 years later.


Easter Postcard Series II (Artist: A. West)







Easter Postcard Series II (Artist: M. Morris)







All of the above images are also available for viewing online here. Check back in a few weeks for Part 2: Religious themes and animals dressed as people!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Get Your Kicks: Now in a More Convenient Location.

By: Steve Ferrigan, Digitizer at Curt Teich Postcard Archives


"Well if you, NEVER plan to motor West," you're in luck. We've recently completed a project here at the Archives that will make it easier for you to take a virtual tour of Route 66. Previously, all of the James R. Powell Route 66 Collection images were sorted by geographic location. So if you wanted to see views from Route 66, you'd have to first decide which part of the country you wanted to see, and then sort through those images, and then find the next region you wanted to browse, and then click through those. It wasn't the most convenient organization for this group. But now we've organized all of the Route 66 postcards into the Postcards from Route 66 Collection. One click, and you're on the road!

So feel free to fire up THAT song (your choice on which version, there are plenty to choose from), and join me on a quick tour. (All cards can be found in the Postcards from Route 66 Collection at the link above.)



RT66-4

RT66-104

RT66-797

RT66-1110

RT66-1762


RT66-1954

Don't forget RT66-1937

RT66-2134

RT66-2293

RT66-2359