Advertising postcards for Union Savings Bank
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International Art Publishing Co. Series 2933 and 2938 were both designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle (January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934) an American illustrator/commercial artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is recognized as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era.
Both these series date to 1912 according to sources available.
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In 1895 Wolf & Co. and the Art Lithographic Publishing Co. founded this subsidiary (International Art Publishing Co.) to take over production of their holiday and souvenir cards. They would grow into an important publisher of artist signed cards, which were printed in Germany. [https://www.metropostcard.com/publishersi.html accessed 22 Jun 2020]
Union Savings Bank was established in Davenport in 1891. The bank moved to its Brady Street location around the turn of the 20th century.
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