“Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mrs. R. Behrle.”
Addressed to: “Mrs. Main, 253 14th St, San Francisco, Cal.”
Another in the Ethel Main Collection, and a beauty – holly and berries on a background of pale blue and cream, with a gold-tone border. The holly, lettering and border is embossed but the background has a smaller embossing to give it a textured look. Notice on the larger sprig of holly, the brown stem sticking up at the top right, with the very small leaf – a realistic touch, since if you were to take a cutting from a tree or plant you’d not normally find each leaf, berry or whatever in top form. It’s the little details like this that let us see into the thought process of the artist.
Divided back, embossed, used postcard. Postmarked from San Francisco, California on December 23, 1909.