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Christmas
Christmas
TitleChristmas
DescriptionChristmas Postcard
Date1906
Historical ArticleBut give me holly, bold and jolly
Honest, prickly, shinning holly
Pluck me holly leaf and berry
For the day when we make merry.
-Christina G. Rossetti

The little lady in this 1906 scene looks as though she has just stepped from the pages of the Christmas issue of St. Nicholas magazine for children, a popular publication at the turn of the century.

Her coat, hat and buttoned leggings are of red velvet, and she plucks a spring of berries and leaves from the well-filled holly bush growing in the snow.

She wears white gloves. A white curled ostrich tip adorns her bonnet, a trimming much in vogue at the time. No doubt her mother's hat had a similar trim.

Bits of glitter have been pasted over parts of the picture by the postcard manufacturer, accentuating the details of the frosty scene.

Kansas City Times
December 19, 1969
AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
LocationSC58
SubjectHolidays
Local SubjectChristmas
Digital FormatTif imported as jpeg2000
Barcode20000096
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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