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Birthday Card

Birthday Card

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1967 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Leaver

  • Museum number:

    B.507-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This birthday card, one of a group of 269, was given to and kept by Jennifer Leaver (née Davies). The cards were given to her by a range of relatives and friends and span from 1957 to1975 - the dates of her first to her eighteenth birthday.
Jennifer was born in 1957 and the cards reflect progression of typography, imagery and graphic styles for birthday cards, spanning over three decades.

The cards also reflect the changing and age appropriate imagery chosen by greetings card companies as well as the choices made by those who selected and sent the cards to Jennifer as she grew older.
Some of the earlier younger cards commonly show childish scenes often including illustrated baby animal characters, whereas later cards reflect perceived changes of interest for a growing girl such as images of flowers, fashions and music.

Physical description

Colour printed card showing a woman in a white dress and shoes singing with a microphone, and three men playing guitars on a stage with a lilac back cloth and pink curtains.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

1967 (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Colour printed card

Marks and inscriptions

Happy Birthday
Printed on the front of the card.

Just wishing you / The best of things / A Happy, Happy / Birthday bring!
Printed on the inside of the card.

To Jennifer / From Uncle Cyril / + / Aunty Bessie

Dimensions

Length: 17 cm, Width: 11.3 cm, Width: 22.7 cm opened

Object history note

One of 269 cards donated by Jennifer Leaver (née Davies) that have been given to her on her birthdays from 1-18 from family and friends.

Descriptive line

colour printed card with a photograph of a band performing on a stage, printed in England, given to Jennifer Leaver (nee Davies) in 1967 on her eleventh birthday

Materials

Card

Techniques

Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Band; Singers; Guitars

Categories

Children & Childhood; Greeting cards

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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