Here’s a nice Christmas-themed card from Margaret G. Hays. This card is copyright 1908 by the Rose Company, which is the only company for which I’ve seen her produce cards.
Here’s a Zim card published by the H.G. Zimmerman concern of Chicago. We’ve seen enough of these on the blog to know that finding one with correct colour registration is quite unusual. But here we have one that looks perfect!
I’m guessing that postcard senders were expected to fill in their location on the blank signpost; this card was postally unused, so it hasn’t had the indignity of someone’s scrawl added to it.
There were lots of imitators for the royalty of women cartoonists — Rose O’Neill and Grace Drayton — and the normally very classy Raphael Tuck Co. stooped to employing one of those imitators for their Oilette series titled “All For Her.” This series of cards featured baby versions of henpecked husbands, drawn in the style of Grace Drayton. This one is coded #8639.
My card is postally unused and undated, but according to collectors this series was issued in 1913, and the artist on the Drayton copies (there are some in other styles) is believed to be T. Parlett. Tuck’s Oilette series was so named because they were supposed to be the quality of miniature oil paintings; which makes this cartoon series seem a strange one to have under that umbrella.
Walt Munson produced a lot of postcards in the so-called “linen period” of postcards. This I think I can be safe in saying was his most popular card design of all, as they are very easy to find. I guess card buyers liked the ever so slightly naughty design, sure to get a chuckle from the receiver.
This card was produced by Tichnor Brothers of Boston, and is designated #124. Although postally unused and undated, I would hazard a guess that the card first appeared in the late 1930s.