Клапсаддл Э.
Ellen H. Clapsaddle
Эллен Клапсаддл (~1864 - 1934), американская художница »
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She worked on portrait and landscape commissions for wealthy locals out of a studio in Richfield Springs, NY.
She illustrated several postcards that caught the attention of International Art Publishing.

Clapsaddle honed her skills while working with International Art Publishing and her artwork was featured on calendars, trade cards, Valentine cards, and other types of ephemera from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. At the age of 40, she became a full-time employee of the Wolf Company. She worked for Wolf for eight years as the company's sole designer. She is best known for her colorful artistry found on vintage greeting postcards, many of which featured children and youth with sweet expressions. During her career, Clapsaddle completed close to 2,000 postcard illustrations.

After moving to Germany to be closer to the Wolf Company's engravers, Clapsaddle was stranded as World War I broke out around her. The factory where her original illustrations were stored was burned and conditions quickly deteriorated. She found herself confused, alone, and no longer able to earn a living as an artist. Her mental capacity was compromised. She basically wandered the streets until one of the Wolf brothers traveled abroad to bring her home. She was 55 at the time. The Wolfs cared for Clapsaddle after returning home to New York until they died several years later.

Even her unsigned cards are recognizable and desirable to the avid collector. Reproductions of her illustrations frequently appear on contemporary vintage-style decorative accessories as well.

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Вершина утра к Вам
The top of the morning to you Гранд армия республики
Grand Army of the Republic День св. Патрика утром
St Patrick's day in the morning К дню рождения Дж. Вашингтона
To the Birthday of George Washington » К дню рождения, который мы теперь празднуем
Here's to the Birthday we now celebrate Моя страна
My country Очень весёлое Рождество
A very merry Christmas Поздравление с Хэллоуином
Hallow-e'en Greeting Поздравление с Хэллоуином
Hallow-e'en Greeting Приветствие любви
Love's greeting Пусть Ирландия запомнится
Let Erin remember Рождественские поздравления
Christmas Greetings Рождественское приветствие
Christmas Cheer Сердечные поздравления с благодарением
Hearty thanksgiving greetings Сердечные Рождественские пожелания
Hearty Christmas wishes