Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cute vintage Christmas postcard, plus the famed Otto Christmas Cats

Here's a great vintage postcard of a little girl playing with a black kitty.

It was produced by our old friends at Raphael Tuck & Sons (appearing in their second straight post) as part of the "Christmas Children" series.

The card was postmarked in Brooklyn, New York, at 4 a.m. on December 25, 1913.1

It was sent to Miss Kathleen Sullivan at the Mill River Inn2 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and the short note states: "love from Lucy McCormack."

We have a lot of cats, mostly black, in our household, which makes for festive pictures around the holidays. (It also makes for a lot of ornaments batted off the tree, but that's another story.) Here, for your enjoyment, are some shots featuring Mr. Bill, Huggles and Mitts.

1. This was exactly one year before the Christmas Truce of 1914.
2. I am trying to discover more about the Mill River Inn. Stay tuned for a potential followup post.

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