Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

They've caught a breeze!... though not much more than that. An exciting day for the artist, but pretty calm for the sailors.


They've caught a breeze!... though not much more than that. An exciting day for the artist, but pretty calm for the sailors.

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Good sleighing! Though you may not be the first down this road, you are invited to see what's just over the hill. Looks like it might be a warm welcome!


Good sleighing! Though you may not be the first down this road, you are invited to see what's just over the hill. Looks like it might be a warm welcome!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

You'll want to enlarge this one! Exclusive to this Collection comes a marvelous spring landscape and if you use your handy time machine, an opportunity to buy a men's wool suit for $8. You just can't beat the deals you see here! (Unfortunately, you can't take advantage of them, either.)

You'll want to enlarge this one! Exclusive to this Collection comes a marvelous spring landscape and if you use your handy time machine, an opportunity to buy a men's wool suit for $8. You just can't beat the deals you see here! (Unfortunately, you can't take advantage of them, either.)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

seasonal decor 2 Although also printed by E. Wolf in 1883, this card was distributed by Wilcox Bros. of 26 Main St., Bradford PA. Exclusive to #VictorianLandscapes and #bestarnoldcards


seasonal decor 2 Although also printed by E. Wolf in 1883, this card was distributed by Wilcox Bros. of 26 Main St., Bradford PA. Exclusive to #VictorianLandscapes and #bestarnoldcards

seasonal decor, no doubt. Not all trade cards were rectangular. This is one of a pair copyrighted in 1883 by E.Wolf of Philadelphia PA. The imprint is laid out on https://goo.gl/k03Igw

seasonal decor, no doubt. Not all trade cards were rectangular. This is one of a pair copyrighted in 1883 by E.Wolf of Philadelphia PA. The imprint is laid out on https://goo.gl/k03Igw

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Lone but not lonely, this landscape is unusual for the isolated human figure in the middle distance and for the shadows in the foreground. A juxtaposition of time of day is indicated. https://goo.gl/BiAYJ8 The mystery is not only what the person was doing, but when they did it. Dreamscape for sure!

Lone but not lonely, this landscape is unusual for the isolated human figure in the middle distance and for the shadows in the foreground. A juxtaposition of time of day is indicated. https://goo.gl/BiAYJ8 The mystery is not only what the person was doing, but when they did it. Dreamscape for sure!

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#bestarnoldcards

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

By moonlight a small herd of sheep contemplates the universe. https://goo.gl/2RSkT4 Meanwhile in the village, people are busy with their sewing machines, White wants you to know. On the other hand, something makes me think they could be knitting....

By moonlight a small herd of sheep contemplates the universe. https://goo.gl/2RSkT4 Meanwhile in the village, people are busy with their sewing machines, White wants you to know. On the other hand, something makes me think they could be knitting....

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Two Seasons From https://goo.gl/os2lYK Anonymous cards comes this 19th century tribute to rural beauty. Click #VictorianLandscapes or the link above for more. Please let me know if you find out the name of the artist, lithographer or sponsoring company. Thanks!

Two Seasons From https://goo.gl/os2lYK Anonymous cards comes this 19th century tribute to rural beauty. Click #VictorianLandscapes  or the link above for more. Please let me know if you find out the name of the artist, lithographer or sponsoring company. Thanks!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"A swallow passes by" An anonymous card exclusive to this collection has no identifying marks, but shows evidence of having been in somebody's 19th century trade card scrapbook, similar to Emma Jane's arnoldtradecards.com


"A swallow passes by" An anonymous card exclusive to this collection has no identifying marks, but shows evidence of having been in somebody's 19th century trade card scrapbook, similar to Emma Jane's arnoldtradecards.com

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This Victorian landscape was found among 19th century trade cards recently acquired for arnoldtradecards.com the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885. No identification was provided. The artist unfortunately is anonymous, as is the lithographer. The scene is typical of those found on many advertising trade cards of the time, complete with flowers (often out of season) and insets. These would appear to be beach roses.


This Victorian landscape was found among 19th century trade cards recently acquired for arnoldtradecards.com the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection - 1885. No identification was provided. The artist unfortunately is anonymous, as is the lithographer. The scene is typical of those found on many advertising trade cards of the time, complete with flowers (often out of season) and insets. These would appear to be beach roses.

#VictorianLandscapes