raphael tuck & sons


Alright, since everyone is clamoring about Over the Garden Wall (which turned out to be very, VERY good) I thought I’d point another reference out that I’ve not yet seen anyone mention.

The first image is the residents of Pottsfield from Over the Garden Wall. The following images are turn-of-the-century postcards. A little digging and I’ve discovered that they all appear to be from the same company, called “Raphael Tuck & Sons.”

Different gourd characters (and their cars) also seem to have been in Tome of the Unknown and I’m just delighted that they went with such an early design instead of a slightly more modern one.

Rosalind , Celia And Touchstone,

By Howard Davie

From the book, Children’s Stories From Shakespeare. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. c.1919

Harry Payne (1858–1927) was an English military artist. Henry Joseph Payne, born at Newington, London, the son of Joseph and Margaret Sophie Payne. His father was a solicitor’s clerk. Married Susanna Terese Cossins at Camberwell on 16 June 1887. They had no children. With his brother, Arthur C. Payne, he produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons and also did extensive work for Gale and Polden producing illustrations for their postcard series along with other military artists including Edgar Alfred Holloway, John McNeill, and Ernest Ibbetson.

In 1898 he and his brother Arthur created a series of chromolithographic and lithographic illustrations for an edition of Robert Browning‘s The Pied Piper of Hamelin.


(via Art nouveau postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)