Posted 4 years ago
Happy Valentines to all my CW friends
First Post Card is an embossed card dating to 1907 or later, sent from one cousin to another, both were relatives.
It was produced by the Crescent Embossing Co. (1896-)
This paper goods firm was founded in 1896 by Fred C. Lounsbury, a novelty salesman. Beginning in 1907 they began to publish lithographic artist signed postcards with embossing, usually issued in untypical small sets of four. C. Bunnell was one of their best known artists who illustrated many of their patriotic cards for which the company was best known, The images on many of these cards were copyrighted under Lounsbury’s name and not the artist. They also published many advertising cards for other companies.
Second card dates prior to 1910, it has a delicate paper lace border, it's condition is not great, but the sentiment is still the same.
It appears to be hand made from a cutout image.