Girl with Jack-o-Lantern - Halloween Art Print
Ellen Clapsaddle brings us another charming gourd-themed scene! Ever pondered the origin of the term "jack-o-lantern"? While surrounded by folklore and legends, the most plausible explanation traces back to people themselves. In 17th-century Britain, it was customary to refer to an unidentified man as "Jack." As an example, a night watchman was often called "Jack-of-the-Lantern," later "jack-o’-lantern." Over time, this moniker extended to the lanterns made from carved root vegetables, giving us the name we know today! See this image in our Halloween Labels Sticker 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 (1890s through World War I), 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