Friday, September 30, 2016


Wish You Were Here, from Dwig

This postcard is from (according to the divided back) Valentine Post Card Series #402, and printed in Germany. Clare Victor "Dwig" Dwiggins is the artist. The maker (or printer) is uncredited except through a logo -- a letter 'G' inside a rectangular artist's palette.

Update: Evan Schad tells me that the logo represents "Samuel Gabriel and Sons, a New York publisher who also published a Leap Year series by the same artist." Thanks Evan!


Why don't you show the backs to these cards? As a long time deltiologist, this would be of interest and would offer more information.
Thanx, MJ
E B Sullivan "Sullie" made Cartoon Christmas Cards and printed them on U S post cards for his own use for several years. They were designed to deal with current events. I have several of them.
Hi Mark --
As I said at the beginning of this series, these are old scans I made years ago, and I don't currently have access to the cards to scan the reverses. Luckily at the time I made a few notes about the reverses so I can at least offer the basic data on them.

This looks to me, as many of this era's postcards do, like a bad tracing or copy of the art which was originally printed somewhere, possibly in a newspaper! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Dwig never drew this sloppily and imprecisely.
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