|Description: A linen printed ten page booklet entitled "Cinderella, Father Tuck’s ‘Dolly Dear’ Series". The front cover has an image of a young woman sitting on a chair with a broom resting against her knee and the title running vertically along the proper left hand side. The booklet is a stiffened linen and is printed primarily in brown ink including images. The centre page and cover are printed in colour. "Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal" is printed on the back cover at the bottom of the page.
History: Raphael Tuck and Sons were publishers from the mid 1800s into the early 20th century. They were proudly Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen, with printing houses in London, Paris and New York. They began in London, England in 1866, selling pictures and frames. Raphael Tuck was joined by his three sons in 1871 and published their first Christmas greeting card. In 1893 they were granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria. Adolph Tuck, one of the sons, produced their first picture postcard in 1894 of Mt. Snowden in Wales, which was sold to tourists visiting the site. The first series of numbered postcards was printed in 1898 which was a set of 12 lithographed vignette views of London, with the Tower of London being #1. They entered the postcard market in the United States in 1900 with an office in New York. American artists designed many of the postcards, but the cards were printed in Europe (Germany, Saxony, England) and then returned to the States for sale. Unfortunately, like many other postcard printers and manufacturers of their time, the history, records, original paintings and postcards of Raphael Tuck & Sons were destroyed during the bombing blitz of London during World War II. Raphael Tuck & Sons were prolific printers and produced books, postcards, greeting cards, die cut cards, fringed silk cards, scrapbooks, puzzles and more. REF: see www.emotioncards.com/museum/raphaeltuck.html