It’s difficult to overstate the esteem in which the American public once held George Washington, and this embossed postcard is a clear indication of that reverence. Though unsigned, the artwork was likely done by Ellen Clapsaddle, as many of her works included the “Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre” marking found here.
With artwork by the beloved illustrator Ellen Clapsaddle, this unmailed Christmas postcard was addressed to Mr. Eldred Snow in Montana and includes this message:
Des Moines Iowa,
Dec. 19th 1914
Dear Little Eldred,
I wish you a Bright and Happy Christmas and a Bright and merry New Year.
Best known for her artwork on Christmas and Halloween postcards, Ellen Clapsaddle also illustrated many cards that celebrated the Grand Army of the Republic. Consisting of Civil War veterans of the Union Army, the G.A.R. was founded in 1866 and dissolved with the passing of the last member in 1956.
This humorous Halloween postcard, featuring two jack o’ lanterns joyriding aboard a dirigible, features artwork by Ellen H. Clapsaddle.
This patriotic postcard is the handiwork of Ellen H. Clapsaddle, a prolific designer renowned for her creative holiday cards. Postmarked in 1910, the postcard was published by International Art Publishing Co.