Santa and his favourite Reindeer (1923 LA Times animated card recolored)


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In 1922-23, LA Times newspaper offered to its readers a series of animated cards by Dan Rudolph to cutout and assemble.
Some years ago (maybe in 2007) I downloaded these cards from the Barnacle Press site, a web archive dedicated to vintage comic strip, dating from the turn of the last century.
Since August 2012, after a site crash, the Barnacle Press is recreating part of the image archive that was lost when the site went down. The archive comprises 27 animated cards in the section Papercraft of the Comic Supplement page, but the resolution is now lower than it was in 2007.
Fortunately, recently I have discovered the Christine Nelson Flickr collection with 39 hi-res. LA Times animated cards. So, the fans of these fascinating vintage cards have a wonderful opportunity…

In the meantime, enjoy the colored (by myself) version of the Santa and his favourite Reindeer (Rudolf?… but, what about his red noise?)

Nel periodo 1922-23, il quotidiano Los Angeles Times offrì ai suoi lettori una serie di cartoline animate disegnate da Dan Rudolph da ritagliare ed assemblare.
Alcuni anni fa (forse nel 2007) ho scaricato queste cartoline dal sito Barnacle Press, un archivio web dedicato ai fumetti d’inizio secolo. Dallo scorso agosto, dopo un crash del sito, il Barnacle Press sta ricostituendo parte dell’archivio immagini perduta. L’archivio contiene 27 cartoline animate nella sezione Papercraft della pagina Comic Supplement, ma la risoluzione delle immagini è più bassa di quella del 2007.
Fortunatamente, recentemente ho scoperto la collezione Flickr di Christine Nelson con 39 cartoline animate del Los Angeles Times. Beh, i fan di queste affascinanti cartoline vintage hanno una meravigliosa opportunità…

Nel frattempo, godetevi questa versione colorata (da me) di Babbo Natale con la sua renna preferita (Rudolf?… ma non ha il naso rosso…).

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6 Responses to Santa and his favourite Reindeer (1923 LA Times animated card recolored)

  1. Phil Moody says:

    The name of the tool for punching holes is – Leather hole punch or Belt hole punch.
    They are commonly found in hardware stores.

  2. Irene Pierpont says:

    You have a wonderful and interesting web site. I’ve bookmarked it and will be visiting it again. Thank You

  3. michael42er says:

    Dear Paperpino,
    I say thank you, that you have brought this card to the colored life. It is a good idea. Now I can send it as attractive Christmas greetings.

  4. maxlrainer says:

    Thank you again for your work and the interesting link.

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