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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1907 postmark
Description Greeting card (holiday postcard). Color-printed illustration of a man and woman in folk costume holding hands, each also holding an evergreen tree tied with red ribbons. Printed inscription at either side of figures, "GOD JUL". Reverse side is addressed to "Miss / Gertrude L. Tate / 215 Gates Ave. / Brooklyn N.Y. / U.S.A." and has handwritten note, "A merry Christmas, / a happy New Year / and all good wishes / from yours / Uncle [Berthold?] / [US?] 15.12.07". Reverse also has printed heading, "BREFKORT / Postkortti - Carte Postale - Postcard" and publisher, "Imp. Axel Eliassons Konstforlag, Stockholm"; postmark has "KJOBENHAVN / GJEDSER" and "15.12.07. T.-93". Postage stamp value is 10 ore.
(Keyword: 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.

"God Jul" is a way of saying "Merry Christmas" in Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Earliest Date 1904
Latest Date 1907
Material Paper
Subjects Christmas cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 45.002.0029
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.