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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1960-1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography on card, embossed gold foil on die cut card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Janet Mayer

  • Museum number:

    E.603:2-2012

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 228

Physical description

Rectangular folder card (portrait format). Front: colour printed illustration of a birthday cake witha black cat peering out from behind, lettered within the design 21st / Birthday / Telegram reversed-out in white on the side of the cake. Inside: colour printed illustration of a crowd of people raising glasses of champagne in a toast and a motorcycle postman with an armful of telegrams, lettered with verse printed in blue, telegram greeting text printed on 4 strips of paper pasted inside, gold embossed door key lettered GOOD / LUCK. Back: colour printed illustration of a black cat, postmarked WOOD GREEN / 18 MAY.72, 2 strips of telelgram text pasted on back.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1960-1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lithography on card, embossed gold foil on die cut card

Dimensions

Height: 21.1 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

21st birthday telegram, Britain, 20th century.

Materials

Printing ink; Card

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Candles; Drinking; Cats; Keys; Cakes; Figures

Categories

Greeting cards; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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