An attractive young lady for sure, tastefully attired, as drawn by Eleanor Gaddis. We discovered more about Miss Spokane at HistoryLink.org where they tell us ... "An initial contest offering prizes for drawings and designs for the Miss Spokane symbol was officially announced in the Spokane Daily Chronicle on January 17, 1912. On March 7, 1912, Eleanor Gaddis's sketch of a female Indian Maiden figure holding a large jug from which water cascaded was chosen the winner. The Spokane Advertising Club immediately launched a contest to find a human female face to superimpose on Gaddis's drawing."
Check out HistoryLink.org for more on Miss Spokane.
Close up of bottom front side shows design and drawn by Eleanor Gaddis and engraving by McDermid Engraving Co., Copyright 1912, Union logo for printing, and Official Seal.
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It's a beautiful drawing, for sure. I was taken by the amazing amount of water that cascaded from that small jar! :-)ReplyDelete
What a lovely card. I wonder what she had on her mind (the maiden) when the water was spilling out of the jug?ReplyDelete
What a great post card for your collection.ReplyDelete
Had a chuckle reading Djan's comment.
Never paid much attention to the water until I read DJan's comment!ReplyDelete
Which brings me to the subject of butter. A local dairy in Minnesota (Land O Lakes) had a very similar looking Indian Maiden on it butter cartons for years. Funny how that popped into my min after seeing Miss Spokane.ReplyDelete
My Mom was born in 1912 and Married in 1919. Died at 95.ReplyDelete
So all this history is music to my ears.