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Christmas Card - Gamal Abdel Nasser to Monica Aron, Best Wishes for Christmas, 1966 Document Reg. No: HT 22851

Christmas card from Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of the United Arab Republic, to Monica Aron (later Gates), extending his best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, 1966. Monica Gates and then Egyptian President Gamal Nasser, first began corresponding in 1961 when Monica wrote a letter to Nasser requesting an Egyptian National Doll. Nasser's daughter was named Mona so he began to send Monica Christmas Cards yearly. Gamal Nasser was president of Egypt from 1956 until his death in 1970.
Printed colour card, with printed internal page. Front image depicts the pre-1972 coat of arms of the United Arab Republic with radiating golden lines and gold text. A colour postcard adhered to the interior page, featuring a photographic image of Cairo.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 130 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing, souvenirs, cultural beliefs, dolls, national costumes, children s play, national identity, correspondence, christmas cards, cultural awareness
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: national dolls
Inscriptions: Printed, front: "1966 / 1977".
Printed, interior page: "President Gamal Abdel Nasser / extends his best wishes for Christmas and New Year".
Sender: Gamal Nasser, Cairo, Egypt, 1966
Addressed To: Mrs Monica Gates, Victoria, Australia, 1966

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