Raphel Tuck is one of the best known and most prolific postcard publishers from the 1880s to the late 1950s when Maxwell Communications bought them out and they faded into obscurity. It was located in London but had cards from all over, but in Kansas there are only postcards from Pittsburgh and Newton. Wondering who the stringer was for that area. They are lovely cards . This is one of my favorites, although not Kansas related I think has great details of women's fashions--gotta love those hats! (I believe that this is actually a was promotion for a show that was on Broadway)
In July 1900 the first postcard competition was announced. Tucks company offered prizes of up to £1,000 for the largest collection of Tuck cards sent through post. First prize was awarded to the owner of 20,364 cards, the contest was over a period of 18 months, that is a lot cards and a lot of postage for the prize.
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