ALICE LUELLA FIDLER : AMERICAN GIRL NO. 40 : PRETTY WOMAN : EDWARD GROSS

This antique postcard features a pretty young woman. The artist is Alice Luella Fidler (1883-?). The card is part of the American Girl series (no.40). In the early twentieth century, Alice and her two sisters, Pearle Eugenia Fidler LeMunyan (1880-?), and Elsie Catherine Fidler (1892-?); specialized in creating drawings of beautiful girls and women. In addition to “American Girl” they produced series entitled “Glamour Girl” and “College Lad and Lassie”. They were wonderful illustrators and most of their drawings were published as postcards. This postcard was published by Edward Gross. The publishing firm was located in New York. (SOLD)

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ALICE LUELLA FIDLER : AMERICAN GIRL NO. 36 : PRETTY WOMAN : EDWARD GROSS

This antique postcard features a pretty young woman. The artist is Alice Luella Fidler (1883-?). The card is part of the American Girl series (no.36). In the early twentieth century, Alice and her two sisters, Pearle Eugenia Fidler LeMunyan (1880-?), and Elsie Catherine Fidler (1892-?); specialized in creating drawings of beautiful girls and women. In addition to “American Girl” they produced series entitled “Glamour Girl” and “College Lad and Lassie”. They were wonderful illustrators and most of their drawings were published as postcards. This postcard was published by Edward Gross. The publishing firm was located in New York. (SOLD)

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FAMOUS NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN SCULPTOR: JAKOB FJELDE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (CABINET CARD PORTRAIT)

 

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This cabinet card portrait features famous Norwegian-American sculptor Jakob Fjelde (1855-1896). Fjelde is wearing an interesting overcoat with embroidery on it’s shoulders. Perhaps this is a coat that he wore while creating his sculpture. He has a attractive bushy mustache and is holding a half smoked cigar. Fjelde was born in Alesund, Norway and arrived in the United States in 1887. He settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the father of sculptor Paul Fjelde and brother of artist Pauline Fjelde. Jakob was a prolific portraitist and created a number of public monuments. One of his most well known monuments was one dedicated to the 1st Minnesota Infantry (1897) that is located at the Gettysburg battlefield. Some of his statues in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area include “Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha”, “Minerva”, and “Ole Bull”. In 1885 he sculpted Henrik Ibsen from life and created a number of public statues and busts from the experience. The photographer of this image is the Lee Brothers who operated a studio in Minneapolis. To view more photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Lee Bros.”