Christmas and New Year's card, depicting a roaring fire with toys in front of it, 1883

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1883

Location Note

Ephemera: Greeting Cards: Christmas Cards

GUSN

GUSN-195504

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Description

A blazing fire warms a Christmas scene of toys and a cat and kittens around a fireplace hung with stockings. A snow-covered countryside with carolers standing outside a house fills the rest of the image area. Mistletoe borders the card and encircles the central scene. The card is adorned with a white fringe. The inscription reads: "Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Joy, peace, health, and plenty. A Happy New Year."

Details

Descriptive Terms

fireplaces
chromolithography
Christmas
New Year's Day
rocking horses
printed ephemera
owl (bird)
Christmas cards
New Year cards
greeting cards

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000615
AccessID 849
Other identifier HNEDID-000615

Physical Description

1 greeting card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.05.TMP.011

Date Notes

Copyright date: 1883.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

L. Prang & Co. (publisher)

Material Type

Christmas cards
New Year cards
greeting cards

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909

Subjects

Christmas stockings
mistletoes

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Ephemera: Greeting Cards: Christmas Cards