Thursday, December 8, 2011

Father Christmas Through the Ages: “A Merry Christmas to ‘Yon,’” 1910

The Victoria & Albert Museum
This Christmas postcard is gilded and embossed. The front depicts of Santa Claus in a red robe, as he stops outside of a house with a basket of dolls and toys. He also holds a doll and a toy trumpet.

The card is further adorned with a decorative border at the left side and top showing fir-tree branches adorned with candles and apples.

At the bottom are the words "A Merry Christmas to yon (sic)" in gilt letters. The card was made in Austria, possibly accounting for the misspelling of the English word, “you.”

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