Girl Witch - Halloween Art Print
Here's another charming witch illustration by Ellen Clapsaddle, created for a postcard in 1911. As for her specific actions, it's a bit of a mystery. It could be related to a Halloween tradition lost to time, possibly drawing inspiration from Celtic customs where objects symbolizing wishes or ailments were cast into fires for healing or fulfillment. While the exact meaning remains elusive, the whimsical artistry of Clapsaddle continues to captivate and spark curiosity among collectors today. This image can also be found in our Halloween Postcard Box!
Ellen Clapsaddle (1865-1934) was an American artist celebrated for her immense impact on the world of vintage postcard illustration. With a staggering portfolio of over 3,000 designs in the souvenir postcard field, she played a pivotal role in the Golden Age of Postcards (1905-1915), during which hundreds of millions of postcards were printed, imported, sold, and mailed. Clapsaddle's artistry is beautifully preserved in these cherished pieces of nostalgia, often featuring children, floral arrangements, and holiday themes. Her profound influence even extended to postage stamps through the United States Postal Service, solidifying her status as a true pioneer in the art of postcard illustration.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board