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Upstate artist gained fame for postcards, but met misfortune (with photo gallery)

Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Former Herkimer County resident Ellen Clapsaddle knew how to describe children and holidays. A well-regarded artist active during the early 1900s, she illustrated holiday postcards and greeting cards that are now prized by collectors. She wrote her own poetry and was a successful businesswoman....

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