Easter Greeting Postcard, "Easter Greetings, May This Easter Be For You a Time of Joy and Gladness," circa 1920

Summary

Sending greeting cards and postcards for the Easter holiday became popular in the United States by the 1880s. Publishers made cards with themes of a religious nature as well as secular decorations to celebrate the arrival of spring. Artists working for these publishers illustrated the cards with images symbolic of the season, such as crosses, angels, flowers, eggs, children, birds, and rabbits.

Sending greeting cards and postcards for the Easter holiday became popular in the United States by the 1880s. Publishers made cards with themes of a religious nature as well as secular decorations to celebrate the arrival of spring. Artists working for these publishers illustrated the cards with images symbolic of the season, such as crosses, angels, flowers, eggs, children, birds, and rabbits.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1920

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.9.2.50

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dorothy Guimaraes.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.563 in

Width: 5.563 in

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