[Archive]: Illustrated Postal Envelopes

Montana, Kentucky, Alabama, South Dakota, Ohio, Minnesota, Virginia, and North Dakota: 1938-1943.

Price: $400.00

Unbound. A collection of 9 illustrated envelopes measuring 4” x 6.5” representing cities mostly in the West with a few from the South. The envelopes contain different names with “post master” following each and the project seems to be something done between postmasters, although the exact artist is not stated. These include J.C. Golden, J.C. Gibson, Thomas N. Cassidy, Gertrude E. Kraus, and Marvin L. Solhmann. The states seen here are Montana, Kentucky, Alabama, South Dakota, Ohio, Minnesota, Virginia, and North Dakota, with some envelopes stamped with multiple places. Each envelope is illustrated with an image representing the city such as a drawing of a beetle for Beetle, Kentucky. Others include a smiling woman for Dora, Alabama, a red headed woman for Redtop, Montana, and an older man with glasses for Hiram, Ohio. The drawings are well done amateur illustrations and cleverly convey the city name such as a grazing bison for Bison, South Dakota. Adsit, Virginia shows a fashionably dressed woman sitting on a sofa, Anna, Ohio is represented with a demure dark haired woman, and an envelope marked both Betsey, Kentucky and Ross, Minnesota shows a silhouette of a woman sewing the American flag.

An interesting vernacular collection of illustrated envelopes representing various American cities.


Item #411688

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[Archive]: Illustrated Postal Envelopes
[Archive]: Illustrated Postal Envelopes
[Archive]: Illustrated Postal Envelopes
[Archive]: Illustrated Postal Envelopes