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DescriptionChristmas postcard
Historical ArticleA postcard made at the turn of the century and purchased in Kansas City shows two children at Christmastime, each with his own toy horse, shaking hands and agreeing, United We Stand.

The card was from a series sold by the gross called Little Men and Women published by Raphael Tuck & Sons of London, art publishers to their majesties the king and queen of England. Tuck was one of the first to publish greeting cards and Valentines and was well known for the artistic merit and high standards of his work. However, the printing and colored lithography were done in Germany. Old cards such as this one, with Tuck's trademark, are much coveted by today's collectors.

A small space was left for the written message under the picture, because at this time it was illegal to write anything other than the name and address on the reverse side.

The sentiment expressed so many years ago might not be amiss for Americans today.

Kansas City Star
December 21, 1968
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectChristmas
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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