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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1575 on: November 30, 2019, 10:05:43 PM »
A couple questions about this one.  Why is she out in the woods at night?  Alone, with just a lantern?  She's got a small tree and some mistletoe, but what's in the bag?  Whatever it is, she has quite a bit of it.  Is she Santa, or a helper, bringing a tree and gifts?


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« Reply #1576 on: November 30, 2019, 11:19:45 PM »
A couple questions about this one.  Why is she out in the woods at night?  Alone, with just a lantern?  She's got a small tree and some mistletoe, but what's in the bag?  Whatever it is, she has quite a bit of it.  Is she Santa, or a helper, bringing a tree and gifts?


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I think you nailed it, PB.  I would guess that she's a little girl version of Santa Claus.

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« Reply #1577 on: November 30, 2019, 11:28:07 PM »
From the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.  https://www.smu.edu/libraries/degolyer

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A postcard showing Newtown, Texas, in December of 1919.
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« Reply #1578 on: December 01, 2019, 04:55:05 AM »
I think you nailed it, PB.  I would guess that she's a little girl version of Santa Claus.

That might be right.  Our conception of Santa Claus has been shaped over the years by poems, movies, and other popular media.  100 years ago kids likely would have recognized that image right away.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1579 on: December 01, 2019, 11:59:32 PM »
This one was not used, fancy outfits

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« Reply #1580 on: December 02, 2019, 12:39:21 PM »
This one was not used, fancy outfits

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Fun!
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« Reply #1581 on: December 02, 2019, 08:08:55 PM »
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« Reply #1582 on: December 03, 2019, 10:03:11 PM »
These are interesting as they from the same illustrator and printer.  One is the reverse image of another.


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This belongs to the first one, the cancellation is blurry but I think it's 1920

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1583 on: December 03, 2019, 10:29:55 PM »
These are interesting as they from the same illustrator and printer.  One is the reverse image of another.


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This belongs to the first one, the cancellation is blurry but I think it's 1920

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Those are cute!
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« Reply #1584 on: December 03, 2019, 10:32:57 PM »
Those are cute!

Most of these Christmas cards seem to be of kids.  No Santas, reindeer, mangers, heh, I don't remember boys and girls playing this well together when I was a kid though..

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« Reply #1585 on: December 03, 2019, 10:35:15 PM »
Yeah, most of these Christmas cards seem to be of kids.  Heh, I don't remember boys and girls playing so well together when I was a kid though..

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« Reply #1586 on: Today at 02:57:33 PM »
The poinsettias really pop on this card. 

Sent in 1913, this is another one featuring a postmark celebrating the upcoming (at the time) Panama-Pacific International Exposition.  Part of the postmark is a bit faint - it says the 'World's Panama Pacific Exposition In San Francisco 1915'. 


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« Reply #1587 on: Today at 04:32:45 PM »
The poinsettias really pop on this card. 

Sent in 1913, this is another one featuring a postmark celebrating the upcoming (at the time) Panama-Pacific International Exposition.  Part of the postmark is a bit faint - it says the 'World's Panama Pacific Exposition In San Francisco 1915'. 


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Outstanding Christmas postcard, PB.  Just a wild, shot in the dark, but...https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87670487/gertrude-ward