Sunday, November 22, 2015
Marie Flatscher DOG Postcards
Here's a holiday gift for the pet-lovers among us - two posts showcasing Marie Flatscher's beautiful dogs and cats. We begin with puppies under a red New Year umbrella on a rainy day. Embossed lettering, no publisher given, #310 on a divided back. Marie Flatscher's artwork was so popular that her postcards were published by Dondorf, Meissner-Buch and PFB then re-published by lesser companies.
A Meissner Buch-published design shows puppies exploring a basket of bright rings. Baby's bottle stands nearby. A divided back flat postcard postmarked 1911.
Another quality Meissner Buch flat postcard shows puppies in a basket with two baby bottles on the floor. Flatscher's dog designs frequently include dachshunds.
An unusual design on an anonymous publisher's postcard. Divided back, great purple color, a wonderful image of a sack of lively puppies.
A Dondorf-published design for Easter with pups examining a tiny chick. Flatscher's animals show a natural curiosity that lends her designs extra charm.
Here curious puppies hesitate before a jester doll with cymbals - perhaps he winds up and makes a noise. The dogs' expressions are priceless. A red jester doll is one of the hallmarks of Flatscher's designs.