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Christmas card, depicting angels sounding trumpets and the lamb of Christ in the center of a star, undated

EP001.05.TMP.010 (RS611)

Description

Female angels in diaphanous attire with wings of peacock feathers sound trumpets. The lamb of Christ lies in the center of a star, around which are arranged a dove, a wreath, and a crescent moon. A border of multicolored sunburst motifs adorns the right and lower edges of the card. The inscription reads: "Shout with joy, ye mortals. Pray for Christ is born on Christmas Day." The text may have been taken from the Christmas carol, "A Shout of Mighty Triumph" by Reverend George Pierce Grantham.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 greeting card
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000611
AccessID: 843
Other identifier: HNEDID-000611
GUSN
195498
Reference Code
EP001.05.TMP.010

Record details

Originator
L. Prang & Co. (publisher)
Other People
Grantham, George Pierce
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Descriptive Terms
Christmas
chromolithography
crescents (shapes)
doves
peafowl
printed ephemera
sunbursts
trumpets (aerophones)
Material Type
Christmas cards
greeting cards
Subjects
Jesus Christ
Lamb of God
angels
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Ephemera: Greeting Cards: Christmas Cards

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