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Guide to the Stanford family greeting card collection
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Greeting cards

Box 1, Folder 1

16435 Items # 16435-16439

Physical Description: Silhouette of pedestrians fighting rain and wind (artist: W.G.B.); gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas
Creator: Alfred Gray copyright London
Box 1, Folder 1

16436 Items # 16435-16439

Physical Description: Silhouette of people falling down in front of policeman (artist: W. G. B.); gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Joyous Christmas to You
Creator: Alfred Gray copyright London
Box 1, Folder 1

16437 Items # 16435-16439

Physical Description: Silhouette of boys throwing snowball at a man (artist: W.G.B.); gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas
Creator: Alfred Gray copyright London
Box 1, Folder 1

16438 Items # 16435-16439

Physical Description: Silhouette of man ignorantly hitting pedestrians with ladder (artist: W.G.B.); gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Joyous Christmas
Creator: Alfred Gray copyright London
Box 1, Folder 1

16439 Items # 16435-16439

Physical Description: Cartoon of two men boxing with "Now then," said the professor, "where will you have it?" Artist: W. G. Baxter

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas
Creator: Alfred Gray copyright
Box 1, Folder 2

16440 Items # 16440, 16442-16444

Physical Description: Baby girl to left side of Greeting; gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas - with Love and the best of Good Wishes for dear little Baby.
Creator: Marcus Ward & Co.
Box 1, Folder 2

16442 Items # 16440, 16442-16444

Physical Description: Picture of houses by a river; gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: With the Season's Greetings
Box 1, Folder 2

16443 Items # 16440, 16442-16444

Physical Description: Picture of a mill by a stream; gold border

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas
Box 1, Folder 2

16444 Items # 16440, 16442-16444

Physical Description: Color print of a dog's profile

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Jolly Christmas
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons, London
Box 1, Folder 3

16446 Items # 16446-16448

Physical Description: Cluster of houses

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: May Happines Be Thy New Year Gift
Box 1, Folder 3

16447 Items # 16446-16448

Physical Description: Bouquet of flowers crossing card diagonally, with 2 greetings in opposite corners.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Happy New Year to You! "I wish thee a bright and a happy New Year, A season of pleasure unclouded, A twelvemonth that recks not a sigh or a tear, In which all known joys shall be crowded"
Inscription: Gran Ma a happy New Year - Leland
Box 1, Folder 3

16448 Items # 16446-16448

Physical Description: Color print of bearded man sitting at table with model ship and sailors

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: New friends and old be with thee this New Year!
Creator: De La Rue & Co.
Inscription: Merry christmas to Leland from Mama
Box 1, Folder 4

16450 Items # 16450, 16458-16459

Physical Description: Colored pencil sketch of a sunset

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Now is Christ risen – And become the first fruits of them that slept
Box 1, Folder 4

16458 Items # 16450, 16458-16459

Physical Description: Pencil sketch of young girl with peacock feather in hand; mounted on board

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Happy Christmas
Box 1, Folder 4

16459 Items # 16450, 16458-16459

Physical Description: Pencil sketch of young girl with book in hands; mounted on board

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: May each New Year be happier than the last
Box 1, Folder 5

16461 Items # 16461-63, 16469

Physical Description: Inset of girls' choir; with angel appearing to a shepard in background. Additional greetings (possibly song lyrics) along border.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: In Excelsis Gloria Amen
Creator: Rosina Emmett. Prang's American 1st prize Christmas Card (1880 Competition)
Box 1, Folder 5

16462 Items # 16461-63, 16469

Physical Description: In shape of an artist's palette; embossed flower design on both sides; edged with fringe.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas ["and a Happy New Year" added in ink]
Box 1, Folder 5

16463 Items # 16461-63, 16469

Physical Description: Gold background with bouquet of flowers

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Happy New Year
Box 1, Folder 5

16469 Items # 16461-63, 16469

Physical Description: Colored print of a dog holding a basket of flowers in mouth; some embossing evident. Fringed on all 4 sides.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Affectious Officering
Box 1, Folder 6

16470 Items # 16470-17471

Physical Description: Woman (with holly) and girl walking through snow in moonlight; on verso is a poem. Fringed on all 4 sides.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Merry Christmas!
Inscription: to Miss Hull wishing you a merry christmas. Wilsie Taylor San Francisco Dec. 25, 1882
Box 1, Folder 6

16471 Items # 16470-17471

Physical Description: Each side with a flower bouguet, some embossing evident. Fringed on all 4 sides.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Christmas Greeting [followed by a poem]. On reverse: A Merry Christmas [followed by a different poem].
Inscription: To Miss Lathrop wishing you a merry christmas. Wilson Taylor San Francisco Dec. 25, 1882
Box 1, Folder 7

16472 Items # 16472-16474

Physical Description: Folded card with 4 images: 3 dogs, 1 cat, each sitting in a different item (a muff, 2 hats, 1 boot). Fringed edges with 2 tasseled cords.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Panel 1: May Merry Joys Attend Your Christmastide. Panel 2: Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Panel 3: May This Christmas Season be Fraught with Happisness to Thee. Panel 4: Wishing You a Merry christmas and a Happy New Year.
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Box 1, Folder 7

16473 Items # 16472-16474

Physical Description: Folded card with 4 images: 4 different dogs. Fringed edges with 2 tasseled cords.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Panel 1: With the Season's Greetings. Panel 2: A Happy Christmas. Panel 3; A Happy New Year. Panel 4: A Bright and Happy Christmas.
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Box 1, Folder 7

16474 Items # 16472-16474

Physical Description: In shape of an artist's palette. Different flower designs (embossed) on each side.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A happy New Year [with "and Merry Christmas" in ink]. Reverse: New Year, New Joys
Box 1, Folder 8

16475 Items # 16475, 16477

Physical Description: Winter scene of birds in a tree. On reverse: Girl standing against a background of birds in branches, with 4 different greetings in each corner. Fringed.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Merry Christmas.
Creator: Copyright 1882 by L. Prang & Co. Boston
Box 1, Folder 8

16477 Items # 16475, 16477

Physical Description: Front has painting of table with wine, rosary, lute, vase of flowers and book. Reverse side has poem by Celia Thaxter. Fringed with 2 tassles.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Heaven Give You Many Many Merry Days
Creator: C. C. Coleman. Prang's American Third Prize Christmas Card. Copyright 1881.
Inscription: To Mrs. Stanford wishing you a merry christmas. Wilsie San Francisco Dec. 25, 1882
Box 1, Folder 9

16478 Items # 16478-16479

Physical Description: Front has painting of a young woman with olive branch and dove standing on a crescent moon. Reverse has poem "Christmas Angel" by Celia Thaxter. Fringed with 1 tassle and cord for hanging the card.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: Peace on Earth Goodwill toward Men.
Creator: Prang's American Third Artists' Prize Christmas Card by Lizbeth B. Humphrey
Box 1, Folder 9

16479 Items # 16478-16479

Physical Description: Painting of a young girl in a bonnet against a sea and sky background. Double layer of fringe.

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: May Christmas Joy Keep Winter from Thy Heart
Box 1, Folder 10

Unnumbered item

Physical Description: Painting of Nazareth with flower bouquet on left edge

Scope and Content Note

Greeting: A Glad New Year
Inscription: Handwritten verse from the Bible: Numbers 6, Chapter 24. January 1, 1883