Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Music of Madonna and Child

I have always had a fondness for Madonna and Child images. This antique greeting postcard with an embossed image shows mother Mary, a rather mature infant Jesus and a couple of ministering angels. A heavenly host of infant voices adds a choral dimension. On closer look it seems the child is singing, perhaps symbolizing the music of the spheres or the Word of God. The entire group is perched on a cloud. This could represent the scene is a fulfillment of God's will -- "on earth as it is in heaven."

This card was post dated December 22, 1908. It was sent to a "Mrs. M T Arnold" in Mount Clemens, Michigan, from "Eletha."


  1. It's a beautiful card. I hope you had a very warm and happy Christmas and have much to look forward to in the New Year.

  2. What a beautiful postcard. And it does look like baby Jesus is singing doesn't it.

  3. Very nice blog and interesting collection of postcards.

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