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Greetings

Date:  date unknown

Description: Holiday card showing an African American Santa Claus. He is wearing the traditional red suit, mittens and hat with white fur trim. He is carrying a sack ov...

Date: 1937 

Description: Holiday card of three men and three woman dancing. They are dressed in European dancing costumes. Holly and bells hang overhead, and a small Christmas tree...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Advertising greeting card which reads "Handsome Christmas Card in Every package of Lion Coffee, November 5 to Christmas Day." The card depicts Santa Claus...

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Mexican Kiss

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl and a boy. She is wearing a green dress with a pink and green sash, and a red plaid hat. He is wearing a matador's costume...

Date: 1878 

Description: Cartoon of "Santa Claus Belated" by a fireplace delivering toys and speaking to a figure representing New Year 1878 saying, "Here we are again."

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Greetings

Date: 1948 

Description: Holiday card created by Wisconsin artist Alfred A. Sessler. The image is of Santa Claus (in the Sessler style) holding a bag of snow in one hand and a smal...

Date: 1950-03-24 before

Description: Front cover of a farewell dinner menu from the Italian Line ship Saturnia, with two Commedia dell' Arte characters: Tartaglia, a rotund figure who w...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl dressed in a costume as the Statue of Liberty. The torch is in her right hand, and a white shield that reads "United State...

Date: 1930 before

Description: Holiday card of Santa Claus knocking on a door in a hall with a brick floor. He is wearing a brown coat and hood, with a sack of toys on his back, a basket...

Date:  ca.

Description: Mrs. Stuart Robson (1861-1924), actress, started her career as Miss May Waldron.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with the image of a little girl with an artists palette and two paint brushes. The word "Valentine" appears on the palette. Sh...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with three layers. The bottom layer is a pink and white card with embossed floral designs. The middle layer (not visible) is a country...

Date: 1905-03-04 

Description: A political cartoon titled "The Great American Durbar," showing a parade of political characters featuring Theodore Roosevelt perched atop an elephant symb...

Date: 1950 

Description: Holiday card of a die cut head of Santa Claus and a gold edged, embossed, black, square card. There is a hole at the top of both pieces with a tasseled str...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Holiday card that looks like a box with the letters "A" and "Z" on the sides. "Merry Christmas" appears on the top. When you flip up the top of the box, Sa...

Date:  ca.

Description: Queenie Vassar (1870-1960) Scottish-born stage and motion picture actress of the 1930s and 1940s.

Date: 1914 

Description: Holiday card of a boy carrying a plum pudding topped with holly. He is dressed in a red, green and white medieval style costume. His hat is grey with a plu...

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Description: Ben Bergor letterhead, promoting Bergor as a theatrical agent and entertainment consultant, with a cartoon of a bird wearing a top hat and a bow tie, and c...

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Description: Trade card advertising a cream separator manufactured by the DeLaval Company. Features color illustration of the implement. The card dates to the company'...

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Cheers

Date:  date unknown

Description: Holiday card with an African American woman dancing with Santa Claus. She is wearing a green mini-dress with a belt, and red go-go boots. A phonograph and...

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