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Painted Ladies Mail Art Mystery







Curious. I guess 1910 was a good year to paint huge hats on postcards. All are American, from various printers, but each has been doctored to the extreme. All were mailed, making the modern day contemporary "mail art" movement seem tame. I have no idea why these victorian ladies with hats galore were painted, but it is a trail I intend to follow. I suspect they COULD have been enhanced as a form of tramp art...painted by local artists on the street and peddled for pennies, a "value added" trinket. They are by various hands, but all similar. Any help out there?

Six Hand Painted Victorian Post Cards circa 1910 Collection Jim Linderman

2 comments:

  1. AP probably did the first 3, they all look very similar. Tramp Art sounds right, I'm curious to see what you find out about them.

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  2. I have some in my collection too. I always assumed it was just a craft that ladies/girls did to decorate their postcards. I'd be interested to know if you find out otherwise.

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