A Merry Christmas! I am so pleased to find among my collection a fine example of a glittered embossed postcard by P. Sander Company. Oh, how I wish I knew the ins and outs of scanning to capture three dimensions, for the publishers of this era worked hard to enhance their cards, simply and cheaply, … Continue reading Sing A Song for Christmas!
This fair lady sends greetings for a Happy Christmas. Seven year old Donald C. Minor received this card at Christmastime 1909, and though the painting is not signed, I believe it to be another Ellen H. Clapsaddle card. Why? An embossed frame of gold holds the portrait of a sweet young lady, hair swept stylishly up … Continue reading My Fair Lady Wishes You A Happy Christmas!
Family Secrets Lurking 1.0 Family Secrets Lurking 2.0 Serendipity Surrounds a Secret A family secret lurks in my work room, its edges smudged by family pride and shame and simmering disputes. Penciled thoughts leap from papers long forgotten; stamps and postmarks reveal clues that no one thought to hide. The secret's outline is becoming sharper. … Continue reading Family Secrets Lurking 1.0 – Amanuensis Monday
A Merry Christmas on this eleventh day of my Minor Postcard Advent Calendar! I am so pleased to find among my collection a fine example of a glittered embossed postcard by P. Sander Company. Oh, how I wish I knew the ins and outs of scanning to capture three dimensions, for the publishers of this … Continue reading Postcard Advent Calendar, December 24: Sing A Song for Christmas!
On this tenth day of the Postcard Advent Calendar I share a card sent by Helen Stephenson Minor to her 7 year old brother, Donald Corbly Minor. At first glance I was struck by the resemblance of the child to Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of The Blue Boy, 1770. Note the similarities in the Victorian illustration and … Continue reading Postcard Advent Calendar, December 23: The Blue Boy’s Best Christmas Wishes