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Catalog Number 1976.51.2
Object Name Album, Card
Title Christmas, New Years and Easter Card Album, c. 1880
Date c. 1880
Year Range from 1870.0
Year Range to 1890.0
Description Christmas card album, featuring a red, black and gold cover design with the words "Christmas Cards" across the middle. The book is bound in red and the back cover is also red. Gold embossed flowers and butterflies occupy the majority of the front cover. A border of flowers and leaves surrounds the central design.
The interior pages of the book are a cream colour. The cover page features the words "Christmas and New Year Cards" in a brown script. As well, ivy and birds surround the writing, also in brown ink.
Thirty Two Christmas cards are glued inside, featuring various things such as landscapes, children, flowers and animals. As well, the album holds six New Year cards, one Birthday card and eighteen other cards (either religious blessings, Easter cards or "Rewards of Merit"). Several pages towards the back are left blank. The last page has a portrait card of a young female child glued in with the words "Dotty Dimple" at the bottom in brown ink. There are also four leaves from an unknown tree pressed between the pages. Most of the cards are in English; however, one is written in German.
Subjects DOCUMENTARY
CARDS
SPECIAL EVENTS - CHRISTMAS
SPECIAL EVENTS - EASTER
SPECIAL EVENTS - NEW YEAR'S
Dimensions Length: 30 cm
Width: 24.5 cm