‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Illustrated Postcard Company of New York Tennis/Hammock Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
1906 Illustrated Postcard Company of New York Tennis/Hammock Set Overview
These unique postcards featured color pictures of a man and woman with two main focal points – a hammock and a tennis racket. They are the work of the Illustrated Postal Card Company of New York. That company produced numerous other postcard series’ in the early 1900s.
The man, woman, hammock, and tennis racket are in each postcard. The woman is sitting in the hammock in all of them with the man either standing above or leaning down attempting to kiss her. The postcards are full bleed with the images extending to the edges with the exception of the bottom border, which has a white area, presumably for a sender’s message or greeting. Backs are undivided and ink color was either green or black/gray.
Interestingly enough, the postcards are similar to another series called the Hammock Series. That set also includes a series of images with a man and woman involving a hammock and tennis racket.
While I have personally identified only two postcards in this series, more may exist.
1906 Illustrated Postcard Company of New York Tennis/Hammock Set Checklist
- 93-1. Man standing, woman lying down
- 93-2. Man leaning down