A favourite from my Christmas postcard collection. I see that it’s liked by others as this image has been used for various novelties.
“All Aboard for Merry Christmas”, a coloured, embossed holiday postcard. No artist identified. Unmailed; message on back reads “Merry Christmas from Aunt Alice”. In the address section is the name “Wilson Eddy”. Circa 1910s; ‘Whitney Made, Worcester, Mass.’ is within the Post Card motif on the card’s back. For more about the publisher, see the entry for the Whitney Valentine Co. (1858-1942) in the Publishers’ listings of the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City.
One website, CardCow.com, offers a free e-card with this image.
And a few links to other Christmas postcards shown on-line –
- Soviet era Christmas and New Year postcards at Mazaika.com, including space related ones. There’s a free wallpaper mosaic of Santa made from 1500+ Christmas and New Year postcards too: http://www.mazaika.com/postcard01.html
- A brief look at the Joseph Lebovic Australian Christmas postcard collection, National Museum of Australia: http://www.nma.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/4713/FriendsDec03-lebovic_rf.pdf
- Pinoy Kollektor has Vintage Philippine Christmas Postcards on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.262635193800507.65969.225049194225774&type=3
- Christmas Greetings on Vintage Philippine Postcards on the Pinoy Kollektor website: http://pinoykollektor.blogspot.ca/2011/12/800×600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html
- And Australian Christmas postcards from The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2010/12/2200