Christmas Card with Image of Norman Rockwell's "The Christmas Dance," 1950

Summary

Hallmark Cards, Inc. commissioned Norman Rockwell to produce a series of Christmas cards from 1946 to 1957. The sentimental imagery depicted scenes of an idealized Christmas. Here, a man plays a tune on a cello while a young girl--perhaps his daughter--dances with her pet dog. In the corners, mice cavort and provide accompaniment--adding to the holiday merriment.

Hallmark Cards, Inc. commissioned Norman Rockwell to produce a series of Christmas cards from 1946 to 1957. The sentimental imagery depicted scenes of an idealized Christmas. Here, a man plays a tune on a cello while a young girl--perhaps his daughter--dances with her pet dog. In the corners, mice cavort and provide accompaniment--adding to the holiday merriment.

Artifact

Christmas card

Date Made

1950

Collection Title

Greeting Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.9.1.3293

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.063 in

Width: 4 in

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