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1913 embossed Thanksgiving postcard Indian girl, by Samuel Schmucker

$25.00 CAD

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Gorgeous embossed postcard with an Indian maiden carrying a large turkey and a basket of apples.

Drawn by Samuel Schmucker (artist of renown), and published by John Winsch.

All Thanksgiving Bounty be Thine
Design Copyrighted, John Winsch 1912

Postmarked 'BROOKLYN NOV 25 1913'. Letter from Mother to daughter in Elizabeth N.J. :

"...Mrs Byrnec was buried today, now please write to those poor girls that are with out a dear mother now...".

Tiny pinhole top border. Ink smudge right side of address. Toned on back.

Samuel Loren Schmucker was born in 1879 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania and died in 1921. His one great passion was art and his right (dominant) arm had been crippled from polio in childhood. He enrolled at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in drawing from 1896-97, and still life painting from 1898-99. He then studied under the famous American artist and teacher Howard Pyle at the Howard Pyle Institute at Drexel from 1899-1900. Pyle's students become some of the most important and successful American artists of the early 20th century.

Schmucker is recognized by most deltiologists as the best American postcard artist from the Golden Age of postcards, c1898-1915. He is best known as the creator of the "Schmucker Girl" published by the Detroit Publishing Company (DPC), © 1907, and the "Winsch Girl" published by the John Winsch Publishing Company (Winsch), c1909-1915.


John O. Winsch was a publisher of quality non-topographic cards from Stapleton, New York. Said to had been in business between 1907 to 1915. The reason why “Winsch back type” is popular with many collectors, not only from the USA but world-wide, is of course not the address side layout. It is the picture side with work of artists like Schmucker, Freixas, Elliott, Ryan etc, usually in high chromolithographic printing quality, carefully (highly) embossed.


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