Thanksgiving Blessings

With several stalks of wheat and a half-dozen chestnuts, you could send Thanksgiving Blessings to someone special.

The International Art Publishing Co. Ltd. of New York

Ellen Clapsaddle began her career as a postcard designer by sending a few designs to The International Art Publishing Co. Ltd. of New York. She would partner with the owners, the Wolf Brothers, and help them run several printing plants in Germany. For much of their relationship, Clapsaddle (1865-1934) was their only artist. She created somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 designs which appeared on post cards, calendars, and other printed materials.

Happy Thanksgiving

To be perfectly honest with you, I’m not entirely sure what the red nuts or berries are on this vintage postcard. Whatever they are, when paired with the golden wheat, they make for a lovely fall-inspired image to share at Thanksgiving.

The card was printed in Germany around 1908.

The Thanksgiving blessing on the card is as follows:

May rich blessings
Plenty, Peace
ad Prosperity
be yours this

Thanksgiving Blessings Postcard

A larger size of this vintage postcard, suitable for printing and turning into a greeting card, is available by clicking on the image shown above.

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.