The Postman, No. 1 from Familiar Figures of London Series

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Title

The Postman, No. 1 from Familiar Figures of London Series

Subject

Postman
Victorian Period city life,
Maid,
Postal Service, 1890-1889,
London, England,
Picture Postcards 1900-1909
Lithograph postcard

Description

1 postcard recto and verso.

Postman delivers mail to Maid, London, England.

Creator

Sauber, Robert (1868-1936)

Source

Originally created in 1898 within the “Familiar Figures of London” series of 12 lithographs prints by Robert Sauber.

Publisher

The Pictorial Stationery Co., Ltd.

Date

Published circa 1906-1909.

Format

JPEG

Language

en

Type

Still image, picture postcard with divided back, 3.5 x 5.5 in

Identifier

ff1_postman_recto.jpg
ff1_postman_verso.jpg

Abstract

From the Peacock "pictorette" Post Card Series, Figure 1 features a Postman delivering mail to a maid. Much like postal service contemporaneously, the postal service in the Victorian Period required postmen to walk great lengths. The postman outfit featured a military style frock coat and waistcoat with a red collar. This style was to be constant until 1910.

The maid featured most likely worked for a middle class family as evidenced by the type of house in the background. Such an image paints a more positive view of relations with police officers during this period.

Is Referenced By

For more examples of this series see: http://www.mystudios.com/artgallery/R/Robert-Sauber/The-Newsboy,-No.10-from-Familiar-Figures-of-London,-c.1901.html

and: http://www.lookandlearn.com/history-images/XD141009/The-Soldier?img=1&search=Robert+Sauber+%28after%29&bool=phrase

For more information on Postman uniforms see: http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/explore/history/uniforms/

Provenance

Original Collection passed from Gertrude Kinnear to her sister Luree Jobe to her daughter Eleanor Jobe, who left it to her niece Elizabeth A. Mealy who left it to her granddaughter Caitlin Mealy.

Rights Holder

For rights and permissions, please contact Caitlin Mealy, catydids515@gmail.com.

Publisher Location Item Type Metadata

Location

Printed in Bavaria.

Based in London

Producer

The Pictorial Stationery Co., Ltd.

Files

ff1_postman_recto.jpg
ff1_postman_verso.jpg

Citation

Sauber, Robert (1868-1936), “The Postman, No. 1 from Familiar Figures of London Series,” Omeka 389, accessed April 12, 2024, https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/389/items/show/533.