Both patriotic and wintry, this New Year’s greeting postcard exemplifies a few trends of the period: high-quality printing, lively designs, and artistic techniques. The design includes the Capitol in a snowy landscape beneath a frosty holly swag with pennant-shaped stars-and-stripes banners. The banners curve around the bottom of the landscape, forming a vignette that floats in front of an ombre background that fades from burgundy to blue. Arthur Horwitz is credited with the layered composition in the lower left. The sentiment “All good wishes for a happy New Year” is echoed in the message on the reverse, from Grandma to Lillian. Many higher-quality postcards were, like this example, printed in Germany.