Monday, September 27, 2010

Valentine & Sons 'Tenggren' Postcards, #4172 - #4177

With copyright permission from the Walt Disney Studio, publishers Valentine and Sons Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland) printed several series of Snow White postcards at about the time of the film's release, circa 1938. The artwork of inspirational sketch artist Gustaf Tenggren was adapted for many of the cards. In this post, we'll be looking at postcard #4172 through #4177. Each measures a standard size of 3.5" x 5.5" and is printed on regular postcard stock. Along the lower front is a short caption plus a Snow White and Seven Dwarfs logo.

Postcard #4172
"And They Lived Happily Ever After."





Postcard #4173
"Snow White Tells the Dwarfs a Fairy Story/"





Postcard #4174
"With a Song I Come to You, Like a Troubadour."


Back of postcard, one unused, the other with a postmark dated June 20, 1939.





Postcard #4175
"The Day That My Dreams Come True."


Back of postcard dated August 23, 1938.





Postcard #4176
"The Animals and Birds Help Snow White to Clean the Dwarfs' Cottage."





Postcard #4177
"Snow White Dances to the Music of the Dwarfs."

Special thanks to Jose of Portugal Cards and Nancy from Victorian Parlour Postcards for generously allowing the use of their card images.


See postcards #4170- #4171 in an earlier entry. We'll also be looking at more by Valentine and Sons in future posts.

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the first one.

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  2. Lovely postcards. My favourites here must be sweeping the cottage scene to the left, and the happily ever after card, also the one to the left. I love the dark colours on them, and Snow White looks more grown up. Like a young woman, instead of a little girl. Thanks for posting these.Eirin

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  3. Tenngren was a fantastic Disney conceptual artist...as were Albert Hurter and Kay Nielsen!

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