Coloured Tam O’Shanter postcards
In my previous post on Robert Burns’ ‘Tam O’Shanter’ I mentioned that the engravings published in 1855 were probably the most frequently reprinted illustrations to that poem. I showed only three of John Faed’s six illustrations; the three that freature the winsome witch, Nannie, in her “cutty sark” (mini-skirt). Here is the full set, coloured, as they appear on a series of postcards called ‘Scenes from Tam O’Shanter’. These polychrome postcards were issued in the Valentine Series about 1910; the cards were reprinted in monochrome a number of times up to 1960 (these will be the subject of a another post).
[UPDATE 20 September 2008: I have now embedded links to larger versions of the above images]