Art through the Generations - . . . from teacher to students
 
 
Christmas Gifts and Cards
 
During the 1940s art students at Coronado High School made Christmas decorations for the U.S. Post Office and other community venues. Their teacher, Esther Painter Hagstrom, was something of a role model for this type of activity. Each year she made Christmas cards for her friends. Some of these creations were etchings and prints -- little works of art that were worth saving. Some recipients, such as Mary Ellen Wild Woodhouse Munckton, framed these gifts.
 
Christmas deer
Christmas deer
card by Esther Painter Hagstrom
San Francisco's Chinatown 1935
Christmas card by Esther Painter Hagstrom
San Francisco's Chinatown 1935
"Christmas Greetings" signature
"Christmas Greetings" signature
inside of 1935 card
Pepper tree print
Esther Painter Hagstrom's 1947 Christmas card
Pepper tree print
Christmas card envelope
Christmas card envelope
for the Pepper tree print
Rainbow Fleet print
Esther Painter Hagstrom's 1948 Christmas card
Rainbow Fleet print
Christmas card envelope
Christmas card envelope
for the Rainbow Fleet print
Back Country print
Esther Painter Hagstrom's 1949 Christmas card
Back Country print
Christmas card envelope
Christmas card envelope
for the Back Country print
 
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