Best Wishes for Thanksgiving

Is this not the cutest little Pilgrim sending us Best Wishes for Thanksgiving? It’s a Clapsaddle in every way and one that I hope will bring a smile to your day.

Ellen Clapsaddle Thanksgiving Greeting

Ellen Clapsaddle (1865-1934) created over 3,000 designs that graced the postcards published by The International Art Publishing Co. Ltd. of New York. Clapsaddle was one of the most prolific and most collected artists from the Golden Age of Postcards. Much of her work featured charming Victorian children in holiday costumes.

Best Wishes for Thanksgiving Greeting Card

Such a sweet little child in their Pilgrim costume. The tall black hat, with a silver buckle, seems almost as tall as the little boy. He is carrying a large wicker basket full of nature’s bounty – corn, apples, grapes and other yummy good things from the garden.

The card bears the message:

Best Wishes for Thanksgiving
For Auld
Lang Syne.

Best Wishes for Thanksgiving

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.