‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||National Art Company / Archie Gunn ‘Miss’ Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
1908 National Art Company / Archie Gunn ‘Miss’ Postcards Overview
These postcards featured pictures of various women from around the country and the world. Almost all were non-sports related, featuring women in mostly formal apparel. One, though, did feature the sport of hockey.
Card No. 39 in the set featured a card for Miss Canada, who is depicted as a hockey player. She is holding a hockey stick while wearing a sweater, hats, and ice skates.
The postcards display color pictures of the women on the fronts with the name “Miss ________” at the bottom along with a card number. Artwork was created by Archie Gunn, who designed numerous postcard issues. These are artist-signed postcards as his name is written on the front. The backs are simple and understated with only a divider line. Backs also state that these were produced by the National Art Company.
Variations of these postcards exist. Some have the card number printed to the left while others have it on the right or center. The font color for the names on each can also vary. Some were printed in blue while others are in black.
1908 National Art Company / Archie Gunn ‘Miss’ Postcards Checklist
The only sports-related postcard I have seen to date is No. 39 Miss Canada (hockey).