Sing A Song for Christmas!

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, […]

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A Merry (European) Christmas!

Hello, Donald, Come on over and we will sled ride. What is Santa Claus going to bring you. ~Carl This toy-bearing gent is more St. Nicholas than Santa Claus.   Influenced by the artist’s Saxon* roots, this illustration depicts a St. Nick clad in heavy black boots and a long, hooded red robe tromping through […]

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The Fortune Teller: Wordless Wednesday with Vintage Postcards

Gartner and Bender, Publishers, Chicago, 1908 In April of 1908, six year old Donald C. Minor received this Gartner and Bender feline. Postcard collecting was a favorite hobby in the early 1900s and many creative entrepreneurs entered the printing industry.  German publishers set the standard for early postcards and produced beautiful inexpensive cards that were imported […]

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