A bright New Year

postcard 12:31:03.TIF

By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
Northeast News
January 2, 2013

In addition to picture-view postcards that show scenes from cities and towns across America, there used to be millions of cards created especially for holidays throughout the year. One of the most prevalent publishers of holiday cards was Raphael Tuck & Sons of Paris, France.

Tuck postcards are still highly revered in the secondary postcard market for their high quality and unique greetings.

This week’s card was sent to Ernest Julien of Rural Route 1, Amsterdam, Mo. The message reads, “Hello. I am going to answer your card. Did not get to have a Christmas card. I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From Raye.”

From all of us here at the Northeast News, we wish a prosperous and happy 2013 to our readers, advertisers, neighbors and friends. 

Comments are closed.

  • Troost Lake connects to streetcar, Mormon histories

    July 26th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Opening to the public in 1888, Troost Park and adjoining Troost Lake were the ideas of the Kansas City Cable Railway Company (later known as the Kansas City


    The wild waters of pre-levee Kansas City

    July 19th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Published by the North American Postcard Company of Kansas City, Mo., this week’s card is a Real Photo Postcard showing the West Bottoms area looking northwest toward the


    Christmas in July

    July 12th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News This week, a rare treat — a Real Photo postcard showing a newly completed Penn Valley Drive in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo.


    Bible College once served Historic Northeast

    July 6th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Established in 1890 as a school for “girls,” the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute was located at Harris (now Norledge Avenue) and Askew avenues in Historic Northeast Kansas


    Celebrating with Uncle Sam: Happy Fourth of July!

    June 28th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Historians aren’t completely certain how the legendary character Uncle Sam was created, or for whom (if anyone) he was named.


  • Kansas City’s old Convention Hall

    June 21st, 2016
    by

    Northeast News This week, we feature a rare advertising postcard showing the old Convention Hall, which was destroyed by fire in early April 1900 — just 90 days prior to


    Century-old view of KC from river

    June 14th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Kansas City’s riverfront on the Missouri River is pictured in this old, turn-of-the-century postcard published by The Southwest News Company of Kansas City.


    Viaduct connected Kansas cities

    June 7th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News This postcard, titled “United States Troops Crossing Intercity Viaduct, Kansas City, Mo.,” shows what seems to be an unending column of Army troops crossing the then-newly constructed bridge


    ‘The great white city’

    June 1st, 2016
    by

    Northeast News Electric Park was named for the 100,000 electric light bulbs outlining its buildings and rides.


    Thoroughly modern courthouse

    May 25th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News This linen postcard, showing north and west sides of what at the time was the new Jackson County Courthouse and the intersection of 12th and Oak streets, was


  • Local Weather

  • What’s Happening

    Woman found dead at Northeast apartment

    Northeast News July 28, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A Northeast woman was found dead this morning in an apartment […]

    KCU first-year med students participate in day of service

    Northeast News July 27, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – First year medical students at Kansas City University of Medicine and […]

    Northeast’s August 2 Primary Election Preview

    Northeast News MO Senate District 11 John Rizzo - D John Rizzo - D Top priorities: Economic development, education, and protecting worker’s rights Endorsements: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Former State Senator Victor