Friday, May 19, 2017


Wish You Were Here, from Gene Carr

Gene Carr did a whole series of postcards featuring street urchins playing with firecrackers, the cards being intended for use around Independence Day. The cards were issued by the Rotograph Co. (this one bearing the inscrutable designation "F.L. 219/1"). Although copyrighted 1906, the cards were evidently issued in 1907, as they have divided backs. 


"Style F - Includes many techniques and subjects such as artist signed, illustrated cards and cartoons. Other prefixes include FD, FK, FL, FR. Also included are views with a printed wooden frame."

Listing of others from series 219 here:

Carr also did some St. Patrick's and Easter sets for Bergman in NY. One of the Easter ones has his Lady Bountiful character
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