Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beauty on the Beach Black Children Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Beauty on the Beach Black Children Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

If you should ever wish to paddle in the sea, won't you make a splash with me?

From Raphael Tuck & Sons, Happy Little Coons, Series V, a set of 6 postcards, issued 1907. Find the full set at TuckDB  - or simply read the posts below.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just As The Sun Goes Down Black Children on Beach Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Just As The Sun Goes Down Black Children on Beach Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Have I told you how much fun I had with you today? Let's do this again tomorrow.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tired Out Black Children on Beach Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Tired Out Black Children on Beach Artist H Sandford Tuck postcard series

All that sun and sand ... followed by all that crying when we thought we were lost... well, I'm plumb tuckered out.  Nap time!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lost! Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Lost! Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Children lost on the sands. How come whenever we turn towards the sea - and turn our backs on the beach - we lose track of where we are and who we are meant to be with?  

Lost!   Waaaaaaaaaa!  

Anyone seen a lifeguard?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Catch of the Season Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

The Catch of the Season Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

What is it??!!  One finds all sorts of strange and mysterious things at the seashore - that place where the landlubbers' knowledge of things is muddied by the mysteries of the deep. What could it be?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Buried Treasure Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Buried Treasure Black Children on Beach Series H Sandford Tuck postcard series

Black children making living sand castles on the beach. Art by H Dix Sandford.

One of a set of 6 postcards in Raphael Tuck & Sons, Happy Little Coons Series V, number 9299.  (I'm cringing at the racial epithet; yet it does provide a glimmer of social history insight to that age, the early 1900s). There series was issued in February 1907. More information at TuckDB

Monday, April 7, 2014

Early Days of Sport - Mary Queen of Scots Playing Golf - Tuck postcard


Early Days of Sport - Mary Queen of Scots Playing Golf - Tuck postcard

The full series of 6 in the Early Days of Sport series may be seen here.