ELLEN H. CLAPSADDLE does it again! Little wonder that the International Art Publishing Company defied the customs of the day by employing a female artist. With deft use of symbol, color and word Miss Clapsaddle pays tribute to Irish Nationalism in this 1909 St. Patrick’s Day postcard. On her unfurled standard of green, Ellen Clapsaddle added a gaelic harp. The shamrock studded phrase, Let Erin Remember, is a line from a classic Irish poem by Thomas Moore:
Let Erin Remember The Days Of Old
Let Erin remember the days of old Ere her faithless sons betray’d her; When Malachi wore the collar of gold, Which he won from her proud invader; When her kings, with standard of green unfurl’d, Led the Red Brand Knights to danger; Ere the emerald gem of the western world, Was set in the crown of a stranger.