Christmas Greeting Postcard, "Christmas Wishes," 1910-1920

Summary

Mailing colorful, commercially-designed greeting cards was a 20th-century American tradition. During the holidays, friends and neighbors commonly exchanged cards wishing the recipient a merry Christmas or happy New Year. Santa Claus, a regular feature, is sometimes depicted non-traditionally in scenes that reflect the time. This example from the 1910s shows the legendary figure on a modern motorcycle laden with gifts.

Mailing colorful, commercially-designed greeting cards was a 20th-century American tradition. During the holidays, friends and neighbors commonly exchanged cards wishing the recipient a merry Christmas or happy New Year. Santa Claus, a regular feature, is sometimes depicted non-traditionally in scenes that reflect the time. This example from the 1910s shows the legendary figure on a modern motorcycle laden with gifts.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1910-1920

Subject Date

1910-1920

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.234.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.438 in

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