Christmas Card - Merle, Jack & Family, to Grandma Peggy, Bill & Boys, New Years Greetings, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: SH 922313

Christmas Card made by Fifth Avenue, circa 1950s. It features a calander, evergreen branches and Christmas decorations. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Merle, Jack & Family to Grandma Peggy, Bill & Boys.

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 illustration in blue, green, red and yellow of New Year baubles and holly surrounding a calendar displaying January 1. The upper and lower right hand side of the card has been cut away to give the effect of the corners turning back to glimpse the inside right of the card. Smaller versions of the celebratory objects are sketched on the inside right and left and on the back of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.40 cm (Height), 11.90 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: NEW YEAR/Greetings.
Printed, inside: Here's hoping that/ the old year brought...[extensive text]/To Dear Grandma Peggy Bill & Boys/With Fondest Love/From Merle Jack & Family.
Printed, back: a FIFTH AVENUE Production/TRADE MARK/ 3NI-3.
Addressed To: Mrs Peg Harris, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Card addressed to Grandma Peggy, Bill & Boys
Sender: circa 1950s

From Merle Jack & Family
Publisher: Fifth Avenue, United States of America, circa 1950s

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