This is one of two postcards I have featuring Edwardian girls playing a string game, commonly referred to as Cat's Cradle in the U.S. The game is found in many cultures and goes by different names. Multiple moves and new string formations can be made, each with its own funny name: Jack in the Pulpit, Jacob's Ladder, Fish in a Dish and so on. Tapping into my childhood memories, the configuration here in this postcard looks like one of the first steps in the game. The undivided back dates this card to around 1903-1904. It is German printed. Not a real photo, but a print. An Art Nouveau floral border adds extra color to the scene. Some smudges, signs of age. Bottom right corners has light creases. Nothing major to distract from the card's appeal. Numbered 63, I haven't a clue if there are that many cards in the series. I have only found a couple of these cards in my 20+ years of collecting. However, I do have one more available, as shown in the last photo. It is listed separately.
Size: about 5.5 by 3.5 inches.
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