A jolly Christmas [Cat Christmas card. ca 1900]

A jolly Christmas [Cat Christmas card. ca 1900]
Date
1890 - 1910
By
Hitchcock family
Ref
Eph-A-CARDS-Christmas-1900-03
Description

Novelty Christmas card shows a frontal illustration of a cat dress in a white gathered gown with a frilly collar. The front of the cat is on one piece of card, and is attached to the back legs and tail by concertina-folded paper, so that the "body" of the cat can be elongated. The handwriting on the verso reads: "For Granny's boy across the sea with a sweet kiss". An added note reads: "from a very old friend Mrs Wilkins in England".

Exhibited in ‘Humble: the life of 100 small objects’, exhibition curated by Barbara Lyon, in the Turnbull Gallery, National Library of New Zealand, 27 August - 17 November 2017.

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Chromolithograph, irregular, with linking tissue, total size 108 x 90 mm.

Provenance: From the papers of H C Hitchcock, donated in 2011.

Transfers: Other material of the same provenance is housed at MS-Group-2021, and the Photographic Archive..

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 colour art print(s), Ephemera, Chromolithographs, Christmas cards, Greeting cards, Chromolithograph, irregular, with linking tissue, total size 108 x 90 mm., Orientation: Irregular format
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