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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date ca. 1880-1885
Description Greeting card. Color printed illustration of a line of rabbits riding high-wheel bicycles along a path in a snowy landscape, with a crescent moon in the sky. Printed inscription above and below: "A MERRY CHRISTMAS. / By ' Rabbit ' Transit 'mid snow and icicles / We bring our Christmas wishes on bicycles." Reverse side is blank.
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 1878.0
Latest Date 1887.0
Material Paper
Subjects Bicycles & tricycles
Christmas cards
Holidays
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0013
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2014.
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.