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Christmas Card Designs

Object Number: 
1957.308.18
Date: 
c. 1881-1900
Medium: 
Graphite on card with two reproductive images laid on at center
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. ( 16.5 x 23.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Inscription below each photograph: Xmas Card Designs for L. Prang F.S. Church
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower left under sketch in graphite: FS.C / IN THE RAIN / FROM HARPERS."; inscribed at lower center beneath lower image: "XMAS CARD DESIGNS FOR L. PRANG / F.S. Church"; inscribed at lower right inside reproductive image: "copyright"
Description: 
Christams card designs for Louis Prangs illuminated Christmas Cards, advertised in Harper's Bazaar, December 9, 1876: PRANG'S ILLUMINATED Christmas & New Year Cards. These beautiful cards, which are issued in a great variety of styles and designs, are growing in public favor from year to year, in Europe as well as in America. For sale by all Stationers and Book-dealers. N.B. -- These cards are copyrighted, and all infringements will be prosecuted. Illustrated Catalogues of our other publications, all of which are admirably well suited for HOLIDAY PRESENTS, Will be mailed gratis to any address on application. L. PRANG & CO., Boston
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charlene Whiteley Plummer Gellatly
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group