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Christmas Card - Jack, Rae, & Joan, To Bill & Family, A Special Wish for Christmas, circa 1953 Document Reg. No: SH 922307

Christmas Card made by Fifth Avenue, circa 1953. It features a Christmas wreath. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs. Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Jack, Rae, & Joan to Bill & Family.

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 card folded twice to give four sides. On the front is illustration in blue, purple, green, white and yellow of a wreath of flowers sprinkled with silver glitter. Smaller floral designs in similar colours decorate the back and the inside left and right of the card. The inside right of card has blue tinting and a line of silver glitter along two edges which overlap the scalloped edge of the front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.80 cm (Height), 12.40 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: A/Special Wish/for/Christmas.
Printed, inside: May a very happy Christmas/Make a very happy start/For the year of joy/and happiness/That is wished you/from the heart!/To Bill & Family/from/ Jack, Rae, & Joan.
Printed, back: A FIFTH AVENUE Production/TRADE MARK./3X31-6.
Addressed To: Mrs Peg Harris, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, circa 1953

Card addressed to Bill & Family
Sender: circa 1953

From Jack, Rae, & Joan
Publisher: Fifth Avenue, United States of America, circa 1953

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