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Christmas Card - From Mamie Smith, to Mrs. Brereton & Peggy, Greetings, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: SH 922335

Christmas Card made circa 1950s. It features holly with bells and a candle with two pieces of paper behind. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs. Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Mamie Smith to Mrs. Brereton & Peggy.

Margaret 'Peg' Preston Harris (nee Brereton) grew up at 'Tollerton' with her mother Sara Brereton (nee Preston) and father William Brereton, along with her sister Nellie (who died young) and five step brothers and sisters, Grace, William, Gordon, Charles, Lillian and Florence (from William's first marriage). Margaret remained in the house when she married William Harris. The couple had two sons Terence and John. The cards feature many of Margaret's immediate and extended family.
Piece of white embossed paper folded twice to form greeting card. On front is an illustration in red, green, yellow and blue of a candle, holly, bells, white notepaper and envelope. A small illustration of holly and mistletoe decorates the inside left of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.00 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, rituals, correspondence, cards, christmas, christmas cards
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: cards
Inscriptions: Printed, front: GREETINGS.
Printed, inside: It wouldn't seem like Christmas/Without a card for you --/And here's a little greeting/Which brings good wishes, too.
Inscribed: To Mrs. Brereton & Peggy/From Mamie Smith.
Addressed To: Mrs Peg Harris, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Card addressed to Mrs. Brereton & Peggy
Sender: circa 1950s

From Mamie Smith
Date Made: circa 1950s

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