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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1882 inscription
Description Greeting card (Easter card). Color-printed and embossed illustration of a basket of colored eggs resting on a book on top of a wooden table. Printed inscription below: "WISHING YOU A PEACEFUL EASTER." The reverse side has handwritten inscription in ink: "Grandmother 1882."
(Keyword: Holiday)
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 "grandmother" in the signature is likely Alice Austen's maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Alice (Townsend) Austen.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1882
Material Paper
Subjects Greeting cards
Easter cards
Easter eggs
Baskets
Ephemera
Holidays
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Austen, Elizabeth Alice (Townsend)
Catalog Number 45.002.0043
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.