My mother, Jay Peterson (1920-1976), drew this depiction of her family enjoying a Christmas get together in 1942. The reason I know this is because it is included in a binder of her projects, covering the period ca. 1935-1955. As I understand it, she sent material to my late maternal grandparents as she produced it, and they added it to the binder (the scrapbook pages often include date notations).
|Jay Peterson (1920-1976) - Artwork, 1942|
This artwork can be found in the same scrapbook as explained above. My mother drew these rosy-cheeked carollers for a Chrimas "place card' in 1939. The carollers are on a place card with the name "George" to the left. Likely George was my Great-Uncle George Fleming (my maternal grandfather's older brother). The original carollers artwork is only 1 1/2" high x 1 1/8" wide. "Place cards at Xmas 1939" is handwritten on the bottom left of the page. There are six other place cards on the same page, each with a different name and artwork.
|Jay Peterson (1920-1976) - Artwork, 1939|