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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:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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


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


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

Descriptive line

Christmas card; Anglo-German, dated 1885

Production Note

English design,printed Germany


Museum of Childhood

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