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Christmas postcard

Christmas postcard

  • Date:

    postmarked 1906 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed and printed card

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Christmas postcard, of landscape proportions, printed in colours and gilding on embossed card. The obverse shows an illustration of Santa Claus in a blue robe, driving a car full of dolls and toys, with a superimposed holly-trimmed cartouche containing a rebus verse:
"Be merry and full of Joy,
Every (pictograph of girl) and every (pictograph of boy)
May your (pictograph of stockings) be full of good things,
And your (pictograph of heart) be gay as everybody sings
A Merry Christmas"
The reverse is inscribed with the sender's name and address in ink (Mrs Jennie Lynn of Strong, ME) and is addressed to Master Montie Tebbetts, Carmel, R.7.D.#.2 Maine, c/o Mrs Fannie Lynn. The card has a one cent stamp attached, and is postmarked STRONG DEC 18 1906 ME.


postmarked 1906 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Embossed and printed card

Marks and inscriptions

Copyright 1906 by H. I. Robbins, Boston
Made in Germany
No 790
(see descriptive text for postmarks and handwritten inscriptions )


Height: 8.8 cm, Width: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Christmas postcard; American/ German postmarked 1906

Production Note

Made by: H I Robbins of Boston
U s a/ Germany


Museum of Childhood

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