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Mr. Hulett had himself a little mini-business painting cards with specific characters. His tall/short jesters were characters he painted every year in various activities. The jesters (or are they servants?) holding Christmas-type foods became a vertical card this particular year and a horizontal card in another year.
(You get a subject that enjoys robust sales, you do variations ...)