The Wearing of the Green - St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 02706B

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This charming depiction of an Irish lass, adorned in green and carrying a petite pot of shamrocks, graces a turn-of-the-century postcard by Ellen Clapsaddle. She paired it with the phrase "The Wearing of the Green,"—its source is prominently attributed to an Irish street ballad lamenting the suppression of supporters during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, adding a historical touch to this delightful design. See our entire St. Patrick's Day Collection!

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.

This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.

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Ellen Clapsaddle

Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope