... Our first card is copyright 1911 by John Winsch:
John O. Winsch 1910-1915 Stapleton, NY
A very important publisher of artist signed and holiday cards. They are especially known for their Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. Winsch used European artists to work directly with his German printer. (most likely Obpacher Bros.). Samuel L. Schmucker was one of their better known artists who created the Winsch Girl. Fred Kolb, Katherine Eilliot, Charles Levi, and James Frexas also created cards for them. They produced almost 4,000 different designs, many of which were issued in sets. Though most of their cards were manufactured in Germany, some were printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many of their cards do not carry the firms name, though they all have a similar graphic design on their backs. Other publishers however took advantage of this and began using a similar back hoping to mislead customers and capitalize on the higher prices that Winsch cards fetched. Winsch was the co-manager of the Art Lithographic Publishing Company in 1915, but his exact tenure is uncertain. He seems to have resumed publishing postcards under his own name sometime after the end of World War One until about 1925.
It is very
difficult to describe just how stunningly gorgeous this card really is, what with the gradations of largely monochrome grays in the feathers, the elaborate embossing, etc.
I'm not even going to try
to apologize for posting this large an image:
Q/ There are Thanksgiving jingles? Who knew?
Q/ Is the message here that the kids will go hungry until somebody kills that bird?
Not sure I get the pun, as it seems that Uncle Sam is about to relieve The Ruler Of The Day of that scepter ...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renss...ls,_New_York
... postmarked Rensselaer Falls 19111202 ... 2010 popn 332