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Cute Kids in Period Attire Antique Thanksgiving Postcard
With a message of a "Thanksgiving Greeting" this early postcard portrays two children in dress from the late 1800's to very early 1900's. A bushel basket of Harvest veggies has spilled at the boy's feet and the young girl reaches towards a plump Turkey providing the iconic images for Thanksgiving. The postcard is embossed and gilded. It is in Excellent Circulated Condition. The postal mark is a Circular Date Stamp without the year. A slight smudge of ink from the postal cancellation mark is noted on the upper left edge of the front of the card.
The sailor suit was considered the first popular trend in children’s fashion. The popularity of sailor suits for little boys began in England in the mid 1800's becoming fashionable in the USA towards the later 1800's. This sailor boy wears the knee britches, hose or socks, and has blonde curly locks. His Thanksgiving accomplice wears a long dress with light flowing lines and the popular "leg o mutton sleeves". Her dress also appears to have a ribbon trimmed sailor collar.
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