Columbia Postcards by F. Earl Christy

F. Earl Christy (1882–1961) was a prolific American artist whose turn-of-the-century work often focused on Ivy League college life, mainly football games and the well-dressed women who attended them. His first “College Girl” postcard series was published in 1905; the first image in the following gallery is from a 1907 collection created while Christy, a Philadelphia native, was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts. Christy also created art for calendars, collectible plates, mugs and even linens. This postcard, and those that follow, were sent to the Alumni Office as part of a generous donation of archival items by Will Csaplar ’57, BUS’58.

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F. Earl Christy Columbia Postcards