"There flourished, in the early 20th century, a culture of postcards. Hundreds of publishers poured out, each year, thousands of new designs. Artists were kept busy thinking of new subjects, and new ways to illustrate old subjects. Printing presses were run night and day churning out the many new designs -- thousands of each. While no one knows exactly how many different postcard designs were created in this period, it would not be an exaggeration to say that hundreds of millions of cards were printed during this fertile period.
Christmas was, in the avalanche, the most popular subject. Every nuance, every tradition, every character was explored from every conceivable angle, and since Christmas is a holiday closely associate with children, they were frequently featured."
~ From Children at Christmas Postcard Book, Darling and Company Seattle
A Merry Christmas
"Here's a fine fellow, as gay as can be,
For all of his presents just fit to a -T-."
There is no date or artist listed on the back of this postcard,
but it was published by the International Art Publishing Company.
The artist of this little girl postcard was Margaret Evans Price.
Price was a Western New York artist, painter and toy designer.
She is primarily known for the many children's books that she wrote and
illustrated or collaborated on. She and her husband co-founded the
Fisher-Price toy company.
No date or publisher is listed.
My thanks the Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.
Wishing YOU well and fun filled weekend!