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Christmas card

Christmas card

  • Date:

    dated 1885 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour-printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eileen A. Brock

  • Museum number:

    B.426-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Christmas card, of portrait proportions, in a single card format. The front
has a gilt border and shows three little girls in aprons doing the laundry
out of doors: one, in a yellow dress and hat washing at a large tub;
another, in a blue dress, hanging an item up to dry; and a third, in a pink
dress, sitting on the grass. Beneath the illustration are the words
"A Joyful Christmas"
The reverse of the card is printed with a verse in brown, beneath an
illustration of a cherub's head:
"I love the little boys and girls,
They back my mem'ry take
To happy days of bibs and curls
Of candy and of cake.
I sang my Christmas carols then
As only children may,
And this is why I'll kiss them, when
The children sing to-day.
And wish them all the simple joy
That filled my bosom when a boy!"
F. Ernest Power

Date

dated 1885 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Colour-printed card

Marks and inscriptions

The card is signed "For Amy from Grandma Xmas 1885"

Object history note

References:

Given to the donor's mother, neƩ Amy Piercey (b.1882)

Descriptive line

Christmas card; Anglo-German, dated 1885

Production Note

English design,printed Germany

Collection code

MoC

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Qr_O37758
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