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Christmas Card - Gamal Abdel Nasser to Monica Aron, Best Wishes for Christmas, 1967 Document Reg. No: HT 22853

Summary:
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, 1967. 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.
Description:
Printed colour card, DL format, with printed internal page. Front image depicts the pre-1972 coat of arms and flag of the United Arab Republic with an olive branch to the right hand side. A colour postcard depicting a dam is adhered to the inside of the cover.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 143 mm (Height), 221 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: "1967 / 197V".
Printed, interior page: "President Gamal Abdel Nasser / extends his best wishes for Christmas and New Year".
Sender: Gamal Nasser, Cairo, Egypt, 1967
Addressed To: Mrs Monica Gates, Victoria, Australia, 1967

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