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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1886 inscription
Description Greeting card. Rectangular sheet of cardboard with an attached shape of an artist's pallette, decorated with a hand-painted scene of sailboats and flying birds. (Some of the birds are in slight relief.) Reverse side has handwritten inscription, "With kind regards & best wishes / from F.E.L. / Exmas 1886"
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.

The inscription "F.E.L." may be for F.E. Langford, a friend of Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1882
Latest Date 1886
Material Paper
Subjects Birds
Christmas cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Langford, F.E.
Catalog Number 45.002.0027
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.