Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1911 postmark
Title May This Christmas Be Your Happiest Christmas
Description Greeting card (holiday postcard). Black and white printed illustration of poinsettia flowers. Printed inscription "MAY / THIS CHRISTMAS / BE YOUR / HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS"; fine print at lower left: "Copyright - 1911 0 G.A. Co." Reverse side is addressed to "Miss Alice Austen / Clifton / Staten Island" and has handwritten note, "With best wishes / from / Amy S. [illegible]". Reverse also has printed headings and publisher information "Copyright 1911, G. A. Co., Cin.". Postmarked in New York, Dec. 22, 1911. Postage stamp value is one cent.
(Keywords: Floral, Holiday, Twentieth Century, New York City)
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.

Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Material Paper
Subjects Christmas cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0030
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.