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President George Washington's Birthday Tuck's Series 1908 Embossed Postcard For Sale

President George Washington's Birthday Tuck's Series 1908 Embossed Postcard

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This is a used vintage post card, postmarked 1908. Postcard is embossed.

Card shows the Reception of President Washingtons at New York and Washington taking the oath of office as President.

Card publisher is Raphael Tuck & Sons "George Washington's Birthday" Series of Post Cards No. 124." Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen. Printed in Saxony.

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The overall condition is as seen; always check corners and edges for possible wear as grading is subjective (see scans). Postcard has a crease on the top left corner and a small ding in the middle top edge. There is also a ding on the right edge towards the top. Card also has other minor edge wear and some staining on the backside. All postcards are standard size, approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".

The Golden Age of postcards, marked by the "divided back", began on March 1, 1907. The address had to be written on the right side of the back of the postcard while the left side was reserved for writing messages. At this time in American history the postcard hobby became a public addiction. Publishers printed millions of cards in this era. Most postcards were printed in Germany, the world leader in lithographic processes. Then at the height of this country wide mania, WWI began.

It brought with it, a crash in the hobby as the supply of postcards from Germany came to an end. At this time, English and U.S. publishers seized the opportunity to fill the gap with their products, many of which were of lower quality. This coupled with the recurrent influenza epidemics, and WWI war shortages all had an adverse affect on the American postcard hobby.

Then, as a last straw, the proliferation of the telephone, provided a fast, reliable means to keep in touch, at least for short distances in larger cities. The phrase, "Drop me a Line" became less important and hence, it is considered that the "Golden Age of Postcards" came to an end about 1915.

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The postcard view is now highly sought after by many institutions (including the Smithsonian) and individuals, as it serves as a historical record of the past. Be it the view of a town main street, the local church, school, roadside attraction or the countryside, the post card mirrors the way our parents, grandparents and even we, once lived. Captured in these olden day images are views of people in the dress of the day, often at work, at play, at school or at church. The postcard offers us a nostalgic look back in time, to a specific moment

People from the city spent their summers in the country, generally to escape the heat. Others who traveled or went "visiting", all sent postcards back home for these were the days prior to big media and the proliferation of images. The picture postcard shared with the receiver, a look at life elsewhere. Libraries kept post cards in catalogue files, offering their patrons the opportunity to see what the country looked like elsewhere

Those in towns, also sent postcards to each other for in the early 1900's, the postcard was the e-mail of the day with a view of perhaps, the home town. The use of telephones was not wide spread and long distance calls were to be avoided by most.

Naturally, all first class mail went fast, in big cities the mail was delivered three times or more a day. In many small towns, it came at least twice a day. One could send card in the morning across town, "Meet me for dinner at 6" and expect a reply the same day.

The picture postcard cost less than a nickel, but to really trim the budget, one could use a government postcard at a total of one cent, card and postage. The Printing of most State View postcards was done in Germany before World War One. After the onset of World War 1, it was done in the United States.

HISTORY MATTERS!

Snapshots of the Past

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Buyer pays a reasonable combined s/h of 1-4 items = $2.50. I always try to ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. There is no sales tax.

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