Woman Reading in Library - Books & Readers Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 02959G

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INSIDE GREETING: I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book.

Dig into a good book! Originally conceived as a postcard in 1909, Sadie Wendell Mitchell crafted Dig as a part of her Girls Will Be Girls series, dedicated to advancing women's literacy and education. Showcasing her signature style characterized by bold linework and vibrant color blocks, it portrays a young college student immersed amidst towering shelves of books, engrossed in the pages of an Economy text. In the original artwork, a sign above her subtly urges her to "Do It Now," reflecting Mitchell's advocacy for women's educational empowerment! It's perfectly paired with a quote by Jane Austen as it's inside greeting. See this image as an art print!

Sadie Wendell Mitchell (1887-1967) stands as a notable figure in the realm of postcard illustration. Her brother, Toronto publisher W. G. MacFarlane, owned "Canada's Largest Post Card House" for which she designed some of their most popular designs! Amid occasional credit confusion, due to her name change after marriage, her creative influence extended beyond postcards, encompassing children's book illustrations, noteworthy magazine contributions, and compelling advertising artwork. Mitchell's versatile talent left an indelible mark on diverse visual mediums, capturing the essence of her era's aesthetics and cultural nuances.

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Sadie Wendell Mitchell

Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope