Friday, December 9, 2016

Vintage Christmas postcard featuring dangerous escapades

Don't try this at home, kids!

This colorful Christmas postcard features a not-so-bright boy who is simultaneously:
  • ice skating
  • blowing a trumpet
  • holding onto the leash of a harnessed, running dog

If this postcard was part of a series, the next one likely involves bruises, scrapes, tears ... and possibly much worse. His Christmas might not be "joyful."

There are a lot of good details on this vintage card, such as the snowman, the chain of beginner skaters, and the boy's multicolor shirt. Also, the tree closest to the forefront looks a little odd, doesn't it? Sadly, there is no artist listed, nor is a publisher for this postcard noted. It was never mailed. The stamp box on the back calls for a one-cent stamp in the United States, which still allows for a wide range of years of publication.

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