Christmas Card - From Jean & Barney, to Mrs Brereton, Christmas Greetings, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: SH 922325

Christmas Card made by Fifth Avenue circa 1950s. It features a floral motif. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs. Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Jean & Barney to Mrs Brereton.

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 paper folded twice to give four sides. On the front is an embossed pink, green and purple floral design with a small piece of lavender ribbon tied in a bow and affixed at the lower left hand side . A small version of the floral design decorates the inside left of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.10 cm (Height), 12.50 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: CHRISTMAS/Greetings.
Printed, inside: A special greeting just for you.../To Mrs Brereton/From Jean & Barney.
Printed, back: A FIFTH AVENUE Production/TRADE MARK/3X38-6.
Addressed To: Avoca, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Card addressed to Mrs Brereton
Sender: circa 1950s

From Jean & Barney
Manufacturer: Fifth Avenue, United States of America, circa 1950s

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