Horse-Drawn Sleigh Postcard


Horse-Drawn Sleigh Postcard


This postcard is oriented vertically and shows an outdoor wintry scene. In the center is a single chestnut horse pulling a sleight with two individuals and full of toys. The horse has bells around its neck and the figure driving the horse wears a red coat with a grey hat, grey scarf, and grey gloves, and they look to the left side of the card with a smile on their face. Behind this figure, farther up and back in the sleigh, is an older man with a grey beard and hair, wearing a dark brown hat and coat and raising his right fist up above his head. To the right side of the card, behind these figures, is a stand of evergreen trees. On the other side of the snowy track where the sleigh is passing through are two other figures, standing near and on the steps of a wooden building. A young boy stands with his back to the viewer, holding a lantern glowing bright yellow with light in his right hand while his left hand is raised up. He wears a striped cap and a dark blue coat, black pants, dark blue stockings, and black boots that reach past his ankles. He stands on the ground to the right of the two steps leading to a wooden structure. A young woman stands at the top of these steps in the doorway, slightly raising her right hand, and not looking at the viewer. Her hair is short and curled and she wears a brown dress and boots. In the bottom right corner it reads in red script "God Jul" and has handwritten pencil script below this. The sky in the image is a of darker clouds.


Date postcard was scanned: 20151202


Roseliep Christmas Postcard Collection
Roseliep, Raymond
Christmas Postcards


Raymond Roseliep Collection. Finding aids for the collection can be found at






The Loras College Library rights statement is located at


Box 1, Tab 17


Hahn, Sara



Original Format


Physical Dimensions

9x14 cm



“Horse-Drawn Sleigh Postcard,” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed June 5, 2023,

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