[POSTCARD VALENTINE.] "Fragrant Flowers/ A little letter too/ With fondest greeting/ I send this day to you" New York: Wolf & Co, [c.1906].
Chromolithograph postcard (9 x 14cm); featuring the title 'Love's Valentine' and two children with a bouquet of flowers; with printed verse; blank to verso with post card template and the Wolf trademark; a couple of tape residue marks to verso; very good.
Founded by the Wolf brothers in 1879, Wolf & Co. became one of the leading publishers and importers of art novelties in the United States towards the end of the 19th century, eventually establishing a branch in Berlin to deal with the chromolithographic printing. In 1895, together with the Art Lithographic Publishing company, they founded the International Art Publishing Co. as a subsidiary to take over their postcard production. The illustrator Ellen Clapsaddle was hired by them in 1906 as a full-time illustrator. We attribute this design, typical of her usual work, to her.