The Leonard A. Lauder Collection consists of more than 35,500 Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards, mainly the Oilette series. The Tuck Company began operating in England in 1866, and started printing picture postcards in 1894. Oilette postcards, introduced in 1903, were described in Tuck catalogs as "veritable miniature oil paintings". They encompass a great variety of subject matter including city and state views, literary scenes, and still lifes.
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection was donated as part of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection to the Newberry Library by the Lake County Forest Preserve District in 2016.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was generously provided by Leonard A. Lauder.
For more information, visit the Newberry web page(http://newberry.org/curt-teich-postcard-archives-collection).