Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

Edinburgh Castle and National Galleries

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Castle and National Galleries

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      Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Castle and National Galleries

 

Edinburgh Castle and National Galleries

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" Modern Athens - Edinburgh series (797).  This card reproduces a painting by Charles E Flower.

The embossed nature of the postcard, with 'brush strokes' intended to make the image look like an oil painting can clearly be seen on the image at the top of this page.

This card has not been sent through the post.

Tuck's description on the back of this card reads:

"The Castle and National Gallery.  Edinburgh Castle is an ancient and historical building situated on a precipitous hill in the centre of the town.

This almost impregnable position has made this hill the site of a castle from very early times.  The Scottish regalia is stored here.

Below it on an artificial mound are the handsome buildings of the Royal Institution and the National Gallery, founded 1823 and 1850 respectively, and both designed by W H Playfair."

 

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