Friday, April 23, 2010
Dottie and Lottie by M.G. Hays, c. 1907
I posted this two years ago, on my first blog. It's one of the best postcards I own, and can't resist posting especially for Postcard Friendship Friday. Unused, undivided back, which someone commenting here did say indicated 1907 or earlier. Artist: Margaret G. Hays, sister of Grace Drayton of Dolly Dingle fame. Hays did her own comic strip and paper dolls, including the full page illustrations for the Mary Frances Housekeeping books. I'm surprised to find very little bio about Hays available on the web, not even exact year of birth and death. Hmm. Maybe someone out there can enlighten me.
And thank you Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. Be sure to visit her site, The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for some lovely images and writing.