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Postcard Transparency - Granma, To Master H. Baldwin, 'A Glad Christmas', 24 Dec 1907 Image Reg. No: MM 92208

Postcard transparency with printed colour-tinted photograph of two children standing in front of a christmas tree. They are surrounded by toys that include a rocking horse, doll, ball, marching snare drum and pram.

Image has hidden feature of Father Christmas figure that can only be seen when viewed against light. To the left of the tree is a dark silhouette of Father Christmas holding a sack on his shoulder with a doll in it.

Postcard has handwritten correspondence on reverse. It is addressed to Master H. Baldwin and dated 24 December 1907.
Printed colour photograph of an interior scene with two children standing in front of a decorated Christmas tree. The girl holds a ball and the boy wears a marching snare drum. They are surrounded by toys. Printed text in black ink along top and bottom edges.

Reverse features handwritten text in faded black ink. Also bears green half penny stamp in top right corner that has been franked with a circular black stamp. Green printed text along top edge and on left side.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 139 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: christmas, christmas trees, correspondence, motion picture films, novelty, postcards, pre-cinema moving images, toys
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Francis Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Original Caption: A Glad Christmas
Inscriptions: Front, printed text: 'TRANSPARENCY CARD. HOLD UP TO THE LIGHT. / hold this against a light, that's clear / And Santa Claus will then appear.'.

Reverse, printed text: 'POST CARD / THIS SPACE MAY BE USED / FOR COMMUNICATION / THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN HERE. / A GLAD CHRISTMAS. / Your hear may Father Christmas fill / With every Joy that he can raise you! / And 'Home sweet Home' grow sweeter still / With the dear visit that he pays you! / S.K. COWAN M.A. / From...'.

Handwritten text, reverse, black ink: 'Granma, with love / S.B. / Master H. Baldwin / c/- Mr. Baldwin / Walcot Green Diss'.
Format: Transparency: Colour
Addressed To: Master H Baldwin, Diss, Norfolk, England, Great Britain, Dec 1907
Date Written: England, Great Britain, 24 Dec 1907

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