C.1950 Booklet - AT CHRISTMAS by Edgar A. Guest - Colorful Graphics!
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Over the years (about 30 or so) I have been collecting Vintage Christmas – all items, all designs, all ages. Of course, having grown up in the 60s I am most partial to that era. Well, it’s time to clear a little room in my condo and those items I do not think I am going to use, I am going to put up on Ruby Lane. So up now……
AGE: C.1950 thought the poem by E. Guest was originally printed in 1934
ITEM: Season's Greetings from the Harwick Standard Chemical Company! Here's a little Christmas giveaway or perhaps the booklet that contained a holiday bonus entitled At Christmas. The author is Edgar A .Guest and the graphics are by Lee Mero. The booklet contains a poem, all about MAN, during the year and how he changes at Christmas.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot. The booklet has been personalized with a name at the back, John Shronty. There is a wiggle in the paper but nothing that really stands out. Some small brown spots on the inside of the front cover but nothing really bad. Back cover does show light browning from old age.
NOTE: Everything always looks better in person than in my scans/photos.
SIZE: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
FINAL COMMENTS: Just a great bit of paper that would fit in nicely with a vintage Christmas collection!
FURTHER NOTE: Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881,Birmingham, England – 5 August 1959, Detroit, Michigan) (aka Eddie Guest) was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet. For 40 years, Guest was widely read throughout North America, and his sentimental, optimistic poems were in the same vein as the light verse of Nick Kenny, who wrote syndicated columns during the same decades. His popularity led to a weekly Detroit radio show which he hosted from 1931 until 1942, followed by a 1951 NBC television series, A Guest in Your Home. He also had a thrice-weekly transcribed radio program that began January 15, 1941, and was sponsored by Land O'Lakes Creameries. The program featured singer Eddy Howard.
When Guest died in 1959, he was buried in Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery.
His great-niece Judith Guest is a successful novelist who wrote Ordinary People.
FURTHER NOTE: I can put an awful lot of paper into one envelope so be assured, if you buy more than 1 piece of paper, I will adjust the postage once I receive the purchase order. And please, don’t pay until I HAVE revised the postage. Thanks.
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