Charming vintage framed West Highland Terriers Lithography's made by The Buzza Company Craftacres USA circa 1930-1938. The two frames are in excellent condition and very decorative.
The frames are 16,5 cm by 14 cm.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the Buzza turned Minneapolis into a hub for the greeting card industry. At its peak, it was one of the country's top producers of stationary, framed mottos, posters, greeting cards, and more.
George Earl Buzza (born June 22, 1882) had already been working as a commercial artist when he began making greeting cards in 1909. He started with a set of 24 different designs that have been described as "poster-like" and stood out as unusual in the greeting card market. The company was first called The Buzza Rheem Company, soon changing to The Buzza Company.
Though he struggled for the first 6 years, eventually his unusual style and high quality won over many fans leading the company to expand in 1915, from its one-man show origins. They had of course by then, long ago moved on from the original poster style of the earliest cards, expanding to include a diverse array of cards. C. D. Van Gorder is credited with helping design quite a number of cards after this point. Ralph Nunus Cardozo (b June 14, 1894) who went on to become a partner with Buzza after the sale of the original Buzza company, was with the company in its early years. Other important early figures include artists Lee Mero, Bernice Shaver and Janet Scott.