The Little Match Girl

An unusual subject for a  postcard: a scene from the Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Match Girl. This is a lenticular postcard, which changes the image slightly when the view is altered from right to left, giving a slight sense of 3-D. As a result, the scan appears a bit blurry.

Printing Studio AG, 3D-Color Dept., Zurich

The description is very short: PK-94 Matches Girl

It deviates from the traditional depiction since the girl in the story is very poorly clothed with no scarf, and finds refuge in a corner where two buildings join unevenly. It does capture the visions of Christmas and the falling star omen of a soul going to Heaven.

This card was mailed, and has a postmark of 2 January 1978.

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