Image of smiling African-American woman with her child in her lap. Sitting on the front porch of a wood shack. Scarce card!
Titled at bottom ‘11118-10. A Little Chocolate Drop.’
Publisher name top border: ‘Souvenir Post Card Co., New York. Printed in Germany’
Chipping on corners. Back is toned. Some glue remnants on back, and paper loss where removed from album.
I do not support the sentiments expressed on this card. I offer it as a testament of the culture of those times.
Souvenir Post Card Co. 1905-1914
268 Canal Street, New York, NY
A major publisher of a variety of postcard types. They used three different printers over the course of their business, which changed the look of their cards. Some of the early cards were printed with the name E. Frey (owner?) on them. The company was purchased by Valentine and Sons. and they produced cards in America under the name Valentine-Souvenir Co.