Friday, February 09, 2018


Wish You Were Here, from Fred Opper

Here's a 1904 Fred Opper postcard sporting an iconic image of Happy Hooligan. The reverse offers no publisher's information, so it would seem reasonable to assume that this was a freebie included with the Sunday Hearst papers. However, I'm used to those being on really cheap pulpy paper, and this one is on good quality postcard stock. So ...?


That's a beauty! Great colour! Speaking as a devoted Opper fa, of course . . .
It isn't one of the Hearst supplement cards, it might be published by Kaufman & Strauss, in New York.
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