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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: 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: 1886 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad featuring an illustration of Uncle Sam stretched from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean....

Date: 1905 

Description: Letterhead of the Milwaukee office of the Local Executive Committee for Head Camp Entertainment for a convention on June 20th to 24th, 1905, of the Modern...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Holiday card of a little boy and his dog looking amazed at the candlelit Christmas tree. Figured drapes are in the background. He is wearing a green sailor...

Date: 1933-06-24 before

Description: Front and back of a one-page menu for a Savage Club dinner, entitled "Joe Harker in the chair," with a cartoon by George Whitelaw, with four men in suits e...

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...

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...

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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'...

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: 1893 

Description: Holiday card with six brownies depicting six different nationalities. One brownie plays a trumpet and another plays an upright bass fiddle. The remaining b...

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...

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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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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: 1930 after

Description: Eight page holiday card. The inside four pages are shorter and narrower, jogged to the top. Four views are shown. On the front is a "Boss", sitting at his...

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: 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: 1860 after

Description: A grinning African American man wears a tattered version of Uncle Sam's costume as he dances and sings. The caption below reads, "I'm glad I'm not in Dix...

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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...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Interior menu pages of the Ninth International Medical Congress, with a woman in a head wrap and skirt decorated with stars pouring liquid from a jug into...

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