Large Victorian Die Cut. Most of these lovely die cuts were made in Germany from about 1890-1900 before postcards started getting popular. This one is quite unusual and beautiful with a dog, lady with umbrella, and her companion rowing the boat. Lovely lily pods adorn the water. Very detailed. In great condition. It will come with a cardboard backing and encased in plastic for you to enjoy for generations to come. The Victorian Die Cut has great color and just a small bend up to the right of the umbrella. So charming. Large at 10 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches tall. Incredible detail. The cardboard is quite heavy.
Die Cuts were some of the first color printing! Think about that. Color printing wasn't developed or invented until about 1875. It was in its infancy. Can you imagine growing up in a black and world in print and all of a sudden, advertising begins in vivid color. This is why so many people kept these die cuts and trade cards in large scrapbooks, as they were so novel. It was new, beautiful, fun, and exciting time to see color emerging in different ways never seen or imagined before. We take so much for granted. These Die cuts were some of the most beautiful colored paper ever made. I truly appreciate the masters, printers and illustrators of yesteryear. What delight they brought people with a new world of color!