About Series : T.E. Barker Series

This is a small series of Hobart views published as undivided back cards.


Printer: The cards are printed in letterpress halftone. They were probably printed by Davies Brothers, Hobart, publishers of The Mercury and Tasmanian Mail. This is inferred from the overall similarity of the cards to those published by the Tasmanian Mail, particularly the unusal font on the back.


Date: Divided back cards were allowable from 1905, so these were no doubt published before that year. Any postcards in Tasmania were rare before 1902, so these were probably produced between 1902 and 1905.


Number in Series: Unknown, but probably around a dozen.

Identification: Made easy by the publisher putting his name on the front, and by the crescent and star symbol on the back.