Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Twenty Million Picture Postcards – The Daily Mirror – Monday 20th February 1905

TWENTY MILLION PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Boy’s Enterprise Creates a Huge and Still Increasing Business.

 

Twenty million post-cards in twenty thousand boxes! A thousand post-cards in each box!

That is the stock of a single firm engaged in supplying that large section of the community which collects picture post-cards, and which multiplies by leaps and bounds, not only throughout the country, but throughout the world.

That firm is known as the Wrench Post-Cards, Limited, and it owes its origin to the enterprise of one who was little more than a schoolboy at the time he began the business.

Four years ago Mr. Wrench took a little room in the Haymarket, and with fifty designs and an assistant or two he began operations. In a very short time the headquarters of the Wrench Postcards will occupy a building with close on ten thousand superficial feet of space.

Not less striking is the way in which the fifty original designs have multiplied, for to-day there are altogether fifteen thousand separate and distinct subjects issued by the firm.

Of each of these designs an edition of five thousand cards is usually printed to start with, but it may be reprinted four, five, or even ten times to meet the popular demand. That demand at present is largely in the direction of pretty actresses.

At the head of the list at the moment is Miss Gabrielle Ray, of the Gaiety Theatre. Scarcely less popular is pretty Miss Marie Studholme, the dozen designs of whom have sold to the tune of about twenty thousand postcards.

On the other hand, few men enjoy any great postcard popularity. When a political agitation is on, and he is making one of his great speeches, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain is inquired for, while certain actors, like Mr. George Alexander, Mr. Cyril Maude, and Lewis Waller, enjoy a steady, if small, demand.

Views, however, especially coloured views, never seem to weary the collector, and in the course of a short time reproductions of landscapes which have been painted in oil will be offered to the public.

 

The Daily Mirror – Monday 20th February 1905

 

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Gabrielle Ray (Rapid PSF 486)

 

Gabrielle Ray (Tuck 802)

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Amy Webster – Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Saturday 27th March 1909

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