Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick
Is celebrated on March 17th
 
Pictured here St. Patrick is driving snakes from Ireland. (Ireland never had any snakes.) 

 
"HAIL! Glorious St. Patrick! Dear Saint of our Isle."
 
The first TUCK'S Post Cards (or should I say souvenir cards) were printed in 1894.  The Raphael Tuck & Sons' was one of the first companies to print postcards.  Raphael Tuck had seven children, three of his four sons, Adolf, Reginald and Desmond, all worked in the family business. TUCK's was in business until Desmond retired in 1959, soon after the company combined with two others.  To learn more about TUCK's go HERE!

On the back...
Printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons' "St. Patrick's Day" Post Cards, Series NO 184
ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN.  
 
 
 
For a little more info on the history of St. Patrick's Day Postcards go HERE
 
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!
 
Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection
 

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

That is a wonderful postcard! I remember the story about the snakes. How cool is that! I've never seen a postcard like this one before. Thank you for posting, and Happy St. Patrick's Day. :D