Monday, October 22, 2012

Adventures of Veggie People on Hallow'en

One of the most well-respected postcard publishers
was Raphael Tuck & Sons.
In 1893, the company was awarded
a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria.
The backs of their postcards reflect this designation
with the statement 
"ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES
THE KING & QUEEN".

Today, I would like to share some unique
Halloween postcards published by
Raphael Tuck & Sons.


This twosome skipped through the moonlit night
 and the black cat and witch took chase.
Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Copyright Raphael Tuck & Sons
"Hallowe'en" Post Cards Series No. 150
Postally Unused


The black cat cornered these three characters
 in the vegetable patch.
The one on the right truly seems frightened
while the other two laugh off their fears.
Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Copyright Raphael Tuck & Sons
"Hallowe'en" Post Cards Series No. 150
Postmarked New York, New York October 30, 1908

After all that running,
the witch and black cat are ready for a ride to rest a spell.
Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Copyright Raphael Tuck & Sons
"Hallowe'en" Post Cards Series No. 150
Postmarked from Los Angeles, California October 21, 1909

And it's time for the veggie people 
 to serve themselves a treat of cake filled with jam.
Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Copyright Raphael Tuck & Sons
"Hallowe'en" Post Cards Series No. 150
Postmarked from New Haven, Connecticut (Date Illegible)


And this poor pumpkin became overheated 
as witches and demons erupt from the steam.
Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection
Copyright Raphael Tuck & Sons
"Hallowe'en" Post Cards Series No. 150

Last Halloween I told how our ancestors
 believed Halloween was a romantic holiday
and had a superstition that a young man or woman
would be able to identify their future mate
 by following certain rituals on Halloween.
You can read this earlier post here.

The message on the back of this Halloween postcard
 reinforces Halloween as "the season of love".  


Wishing you a romantic Halloween!

Until next time, live and love well.


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9 comments:

Infuse With Liz said...

Those are all really fun to look at! I love the art work. I enjoyed seeing them, thanks for sharing! Liz

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Wendy! How I love it when you show your wonderful postcards! Love the veggie people! I only have 4 Halloween postcards and none of them are veggie people. Darn! I will be showing my 4 here soon though, so keep a watch out for them! Thanks for sharing! Gina

Elena said...

That was so interesting that Halloween was a romantique holiday. I didn't know that. For our house it is birthday time as the 28th will be my daughter, Mary's 6th birthday :)

Deb Hen said...

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Sue said...

Halloween was a romantic holiday?!? - You stun me with this information. My favorite card is the car watermelon + just the other day the hubby said "why don't we just get a watermelon and carve it."

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

Those veggie people are kind of cute and unnerving at the same time, especially the last one with the steaming pumpkin. More spooky than romantic... I think I will stay with spooky on Halloween and romantic on Valentines Day if that's okay with you :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Sherry said...

I love this postcard collection! It is a favorite of mine. Great post!
Sherry

Jann Olson said...

Debra these postcards are priceless. Love each and everyone! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow! That is really neat! Love the message on the post card. The artwork is so fun!
Blessings,
Susie

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