Here is a set of two postcards that I had matted and framed several years' ago that were found to be very interesting, to say the least! Matted measurement is 8" by 10" and the color of the matt compliments the colors in the postcards, being greyish-brown. They are taped to the matting and will let the purchaser decide whether to take them off or leave them framed.
The top picture is a hoot! It show a black gentleman on his heels, well dressed with his top hat flying off his head, his cigar flying out of his mouth, dropping his cane, with what looks to be a bellhop handing him a bill for rent. The very colorful postcard is captioned "What You Goin' To Do When The Rent Comes Round." It is postmarked 1906.
The second postcard is titled "The Poker Scene In "THE TRAVELING SALESMAN" and is sepia tone, glossy finish. It is a wonderful depiction of a group of men dressed to the nines, playing cards, smoking cigars and being served a beverage by a black man. The reverse side states that it was pictured by GARRAWAYS LIMITED in New York. It is postmarked 1909.
Overall they are in fairly nice condition considering their age. The matting has a slight crimp along the left hand lower edge. The top postcard has slight black marks that look to have come from storing and not a distraction. The second has a slight blemish along the middle man's head, and again not a distraction. The card has a very small portion chipped away, top left hand edge, and not visible when matted. Both are yellow with age.
What a great conversation piece!
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