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Saint Nicholas with Christmas Wheelbarrow

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard depicting the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur-trimmed robe, red fur-trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a whe...
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Christmas Greetings

Date: 1910
Description: Holiday postcard with a young woman driving an open automobile with Santa Claus in the back, who is holding gifts in his left hand. He is wearing a red sui...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard depicting the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur-trimmed robe, red fur-trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a whe...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1930
Description: A holiday postcard depicting the traditional image of St. Nicholas walking on foot garbed in a long green robe and carrying a bunch of switches for naughty...
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A Happy Christmas

Date: 1930
Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus with a walking stick, carrying a sack and holding a Christmas tree on his shoulder. He is in front of a snow-covered hous...
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Santa and Children on a Coffee Advertisement

Date: 1890
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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New Year's Card

Date: 1888
Description: New Year's Day greeting card depicting a boy and girl ice skating. The card was compliments of the George Ziegler Co., and was part of an album of chromoli...
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Milwaukee Wine Importer Ad

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Description: Chromolithographed advertising poster of the Herman Toser Co., of Milwaukee, importers of wines and liquors. The poster depicts a young Italian woman in tr...
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Christmas Pudding-Woolson Spice Co.

Date: 1890
Description: Chromolithographed card issued by the Woolson Spice Co. to present Christmas greetings to its customers. The card depicts children around a Christmas tree,...
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Cigar Maker Ad

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Description: Trade card of H. Rolfs Cigar Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee advertising their Golden Horn cigars. The card depicts a cartoon-like drummer with the caption:...
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Arbuckle's Coffee Card

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Description: "It Almost Broke Her Up." One of a series of satiric trade cards issued by the Arbuckle's Aroisa Coffee Co. This incident is borrowed from "Texas Siftings,...
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New Year's Business Greeting

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Description: Floral chromolithographed trade card from C.H. Holst, New Holstein, Wisconsin, that wished a Happy New Year to its customers. The card is part of a collec...
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President & Mrs. Cleveland Trade Card

Date: 1886
Description: The marriage of bachelor President Grover Cleveland to Frances Folsom, his 21-year old ward, in 1886 captured the nation's romantic imagination, a sentimen...
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To My Valentine

Date: 1910
Description: Valentine's Day postcard with Cupid holding a heart on the front and text at the foot that reads "To My Valentine." The background is decorated with carnat...
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To My Valentine

Date: 1910
Description: Valentine's Day postcard with Cupid holding a bow and arrow seated in a two wheeled cart made of flowers, two cherubs are pushing it. They are in a meadow...
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Oh, Be My Valentine

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Description: Valentine's Day postcard of woman sitting on the beach with Cupid standing behind her with arrows. She is wearing a bathing costume and cap. The clouds in...
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To My Valentine

Date: 1912
Description: Valentine's Day postcard with a large red heart with two white doves and Cupids on either side. The heart is surrounded by blue Forget Me Nots. The backgro...
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Valentine's Day Card

Date: 1890
Description: Valentine card with a girl framed with a metallic gold harp decorated with ribbons, hearts and flowers. She is wearing a white dress and has flowers in her...
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Sincere Affection

Date: 1906
Description: Valentine's Day card with three hearts attached by ribbons. The top heart contains two cherubs with a cornucopia full of hearts. It has a gold, blue and wh...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1845
Description: Two holiday cards with European Robins. Robins are a symbol of Christmas in Great Britain. Caption reads: "A merry christmas." Chromolithograph. Images and...

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