Friday, December 2, 2011

Children At Christmas

"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

Children At Christmas

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!


EG Wow said...

I very much like that style of artwork!

Janet said...

These postcards are so sweet and nostalgic. Christmas is such a special time for kids.

Heather said...

I am still wowed by the book of Halloween Cards that I purchased from this company. Am looking forward to purchasing more of their books of cards.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

A beautiful post. I loved it. Thanks for visiting.
Have a great weekend.

Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

Irene said...

Love the innocence of this artwork, thanks for sharing.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It's such an original take on "his presents fit to a T"! Both lovely cards.

Dorincard said...

I love THAT avalanche.
Here's something for you, Dragon Lady:
Feel free to comment. :)