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]

3 Responses to “Coloured Tam O’Shanter postcards”

  1. Roberto Says:

    Hi, I would like to buy the Mitch Byrd’s drawing posted on your blog, Is it for sale? Thank you and greetings from Rome, Italy.
    All the best,

  2. Bob Harvey Says:

    I really enjoy your site. Its infomitive and entertaining. I found it by accident and I’m glad I did. Thank you.

  3. john reid Says:

    I have a black and white copy of the 6 postcards in a headed envelope which were passed on by my wife’s grandmother. Are they of any value

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