1906 – Nice Swedish postcard

Lassie selling the War Cry

This month’s prospect is a Sweden postcard from 1936 picturing a female Salvation Army soldier (“lassie”) selling the War Cry. The original portrait was painted by Jenny Nystrøm in 1906. She was a Swedish artist & illustrator. Her notable contributions include a collection of ornamental and enchanting Christmas cards as well as elf illustrations, which have greatly influenced the creation of barn elfs and traditional Christmas scenes in Sweden.