More postcards published by Darling and Company, Seattle.
"It is hard to imagine a winter without snow creatures, but Bob Eckstein, in his History of the Snowman, can find no proof of their existence before the Middle Ages. They make their first appearance in the 16th-century, travel to Colonial America with its abundance of snow, flourish in 18th-century Northern Europe and Russia, and, like so many other whimsical and ephemeral creative pursuits, bloom in the Victorian era. Sadly, the middle and late 20th-century see the advent of artificial snowmen,but technology gives, even as it takes away, and snow people are now being celebrated via the internet -- perhaps the perfect medium for these transients. The picturing of snow people flourished in the penny postcard era (1890 - 1920) when many thousands of Christmas postcards featured these merry creatures. The illustrators, not content with everyday static snowmen, showed them in a variety of activities - walking, playing, courting, spying, cooking, and even melting. Families of snow people were pictured as well as their snow companion animals. There are 30 postcards in this collection."
Gertrude Caspari was the artist for this snowman carrying his hat.
Caspari was a very important childrens' book illustrator in Germany.
She was known for her bright colors.
The original was published around 1911.
No artist, publisher or date are given for this charming postcard.
Even the tree is smiling and waving!
My thanks to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.
Wishing YOU well and fun filled weekend!