Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Vintage Christmas postcard:
"Kiss Me Quick!"

The vintage "Kiss Me Quick!" Raphael Tuck & Sons postcard was mailed in 1912 and was No. 507 in their Shadowgraph Series of Christmas postcards. It was printed in Saxony, Germany.

Raphael Tuck & Sons cards have been featured numerous times on Papergreat. I should probably put together an index of those posts some day. This December 2012 post discusses a bit about the London company's history, if you want to check out it out.

The back of the postcard indicates that it was postmarked at 9 p.m. on December 21, 1912, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.1

Mr. Charles Spuler of the Northern Central Trust Company (which was based in Philadelphia) was given the following message:

Where is the blanket?
"Cabin Party"

Sounds like Charles was going to have a cozy fun Christmas!

1. Also on December 21, 1912, according to Wikipedia:
  • Norway, Sweden and Denmark jointly proclaimed their neutrality, refusing to favor either side in a European war.
  • Prince Katsura TarĊ was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Japan.
  • President Taft departed the United States on board the new battleship USS Arkansas for a visit to the Panama Canal.


  1. It's kind of creepy that light is shining through that little Dutch girl's head. It's like her skull cap is levitating.

    1. I almost mentioned that about the shadow of the girl's head, too. I don't think the artist fully thought that through.