While collecting Victorian and Edwardian postcards, I have come to realize that the artists who painted the postcards, often times were also hired to do trade cards. But while the postcards were often signed, apparently the trade cards were not. I wish I knew why, maybe the signatures were not supposed to compete with the advertisements…?
I enjoy collecting trade cards too, and spending time trying to pinpoint who the artists were. So for today’s set of tags I have used trade cards I’m fairly certain were early works painted by Maud Humphrey. She was known and widely recognized for painting girls for a variety of postcards:
I could of course be wrong, since this is merely based upon my personal judgement, but she has a certain style, and I think all of these sweet little girls fit with that 🙂
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