Post card painting

I wandered across the street this afternoon looking for an antique birthday card in anticipation of my father’s 60th tonight. While paging through a notebook of old postcards, most circa 1915 (or thereabouts), I saw this one.

Post card painting

It’s hand-painted. You can see pencil lines around the building — the chimney in particular — and clouds. There’s no stamp or postmark on the back, just the following written in pencil:

Some of Margarets painting
Happy New Year!
O.C. Givens family.

There’s a pink/peach tinge to the snow on the roof and smoke from the chimney that I think is a nice touch.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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