1906 illustrated postcard with hidden serpent image Chicago

$5.00 USD

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Nice illustrated postcard with girl and dog running away from sea serpent appearing out of waves. Likely popular characters of the time, Buster Brown and Tige.

Hidden image that would appear when card is heated up.

Oh see the sea serpent. Where?
Heat up this Post Card with Hot Flat-Iron, gas jet or match (Don’t burn it).
Copyright, 1906, by American Journal Examiner


On back:

Compliments of Chicago Sunday American and Examiner

Stamp and message, no postmark.

Horizontal crease. Paper is toned.

Buster Brown was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard F. Outcault. Adopted as the mascot of the Brown Shoe Company in 1904, Buster Brown, his sweetheart Mary Jane, and his dog Tige, were well known to the American public in the early 20th century. The character's name was also used to describe a popular style of suit for young boys, the Buster Brown suit, that echoed his own outfit.