Early 1900’s Christmas Card with Children Sledding
Welcome to Day 12 of 25 Days of Vintage Christmas Pictures!
This sweet Christmas card scene comes from a card in my personal collection and it hails from around 1910. I’m fairly certain it is a chromoxylograph, which is an early color printing process developed by engraving each ink color of the image onto a separate printing plate. These images were hard to register (line up accurately) during the printing process, so many times the resulting print had lots of overlapping or out-of-line colors. You can see this best if you look closely at the green scarf the child on the far right is wearing.
The short poem that was originally printed in the sky area said:
Just a simple greeting
But it’s laden down with cheer
For a good old – fashioned Christmas
And a mighty glad New Year
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