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Old 04-07-2009, 04:12 PM   #240
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Kewpie postcards were printed by the Gibson Art Company about 1912. The Kewpie doll characters were invented by Rose O'Neill and she wrote adventures for them in verse which were published by women's magazine in the early 20th century. Here are some of the verses from the cards.
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To My Valentine
If you knew how pale and wan
And desolate I am,
I'm sure you'd come and be my love
And share my bread and jam.
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Was glad to get that letter from you,
I sat right down and read it thru;
If it was longer, I'd like it better,
However I'll answer soon with a letter.
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Another company, Gartner & Bender in Chicago also published Rose O'Neill's cute cherubs on postcards around 1915. Here are some of the verses on them.
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If you want to make me happy
As happy as can be,
Just pack your grip
And take that trip
To come and visit me.
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Several times I've tried to write,
And I think and think with all my might;
So I send you this to let you know
That I'm thinking of you so.
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A little bird told me something,
And I hope that it comes true;
He said that very soon I'd get
A letter sent by you.
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I wish I had a motor car,
Do you know what I would do?
I'd jump right in
And take a spin
As fast as I could to you.
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What's the matter? Anything wrong?
Seems that I've waited awful long
For some news of you, my friend,
Where's the word you promised to send?
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