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

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

Ephemera: Greeting Cards: Christmas Cards

GUSN

GUSN-195498

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sunbursts
trumpets (aerophones)
chromolithography
Christmas
crescents (shapes)
doves
peafowl
printed ephemera
Christmas cards
greeting cards

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000611
AccessID 843
Other identifier HNEDID-000611

Physical Description

1 greeting card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.05.TMP.010

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

L. Prang & Co. (publisher)

Material Type

Christmas cards
greeting cards

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Grantham, George Pierce

Subjects

angels
Jesus Christ
Lamb of God

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Ephemera: Greeting Cards: Christmas Cards