Sale: CHOICE W W DENSLOW Thanksgiving Vintage Postcard! Wizard of Oz Illustrator

$10.00 $8.00

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Your choice of one of these five Thanksgiving Humor Series 352 postcard drawn by Wizard of Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow. According to the Autumn 1972 Denslow checklist, these were created circa 1908-1912 and that matches with the postmarks I’ve seen. These demonstrate Denslow’s quirky sense of humor. See also the other Denslow  postcards and tradecards I have up for sale.

First is “Thanksgiving Turkey Dressed to Kill”
Second says “He’s Too Tough for Thanksgiving Dinner”.
Third is “Why don’t you take that silly old goose for Thanksgiving?” (showing Father Goose as the goose, a little additional joke)
Fourth says “Thanksgiving Turkey, Chestnut Fed, with Dressing a la Mode”
Fifth  “The first Thanksgiving Dinner in Ye Old Time” with an Indian shooting an arrow into a surprised pilgrim’s turkey, I do not currently have the last in the set, “Ye Old Fashioned Hasty Pudding” with an Indian stealing the pudding.

The photos don’t really do these justice. All embossed and lithographed with beautiful, classic Denslow illustrations and marked with his seahorse and “DEN” (except on one he seems to have forgotten the DEN as it has only the seahorse). These were printed with both gold and silver lettering;  these all have gold lettering.

Rear is marked “Post Card / Correspondence / Address” in old fashioned lettering, also with a one cent stamp box. All in very good condition with light age wear, and excellent examples of Denslow’s later work! Price is for your choice of ONE card. Just note in the comments box of your order which of the cards you would like. If you want more than one, you can change the quantity in the order box.