This 1910 Christmas postcard has a multi-layered composition. The basic card is a heavy paper back to which is attached a greeting card and cover. The greeting card has a printed message and the sender of the card has made use of the blank areas in the card for another hand-written note. The pages of the card are held in place with a thin cord that is tied on the side. The card and its pages are securely in place. The cover of the folio greeting card is embossed with a basket weave pattern and a dotted border. There is an appliqué of flocked purple violets on the cover with embossed green leaves and stems. There is slight discoloration on the border of the card face.
The back of the postcard has a message and address in very ornate scrolling script. The card has no evidence of being mailed, however. The back of the card is imprinted Printed in Germany and No. 1000.
Message on the back:
Compliments of the season & Best Wishes for a Merry Xmas and A Happy New Year. Winnie
Message on the interior of the card:
Dec. 22, ‘10
I received your card. All OK. Its awful pretty. Now after I was talking to you I rec. another invitation for us over to Mr Parkhurst’s Friday night to a surprise party. But I think the Xmas tree would be the best don’t you? U. S. S.
Genealogy: Card is addressed to Frank Crandell. Durand, Mich
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