A fabulous Woolson Spice chromolithograph trade card dating to 1893 and featuring a gorgeous curly-haired girl Writing the Letter to Santa. The white border frame around her holds visions of buggies, candy canes, Christmas trees, dolls, and more as she, at the center, ponders with quill pen in hand just what she should write.
In researching this little beauty, I didn't find this particular trade card, but I did find another illustrated by Frances Brundage, that (to me)..
An old trade card extending New Years wishes from the Woolson Spice Co. featuring a young girl, her fur muff and doll snuggled close on her lap, as they sit out in the Winter snow. To the bottom right corner of the card is an inset image of a church. The card face is printed with "A Happy New Year from the Woolson Spice Co. - May Heaven prosper all they ways wherever thou mayst go And Blessings rich of hope and health upon thy path bestow." The artist name (Bufford) can be..
Oh so charming, this Woolson Spice trade card shows a sleeping Santa, dressed in brown boots and a green suit, his red bag now empty, the presents delivered. Hovered around him are five young girls, delighted and intrigued by their discovery, with one daring girl tapping Santa's cap with a pointed bough of Christmas holly.
With a landscape orientation, this card is in very good condition, with a crease in the upper right-hand corner; a short tear in the bottom edge, t..