Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1883 inscription
Description Greeting card. Color printed and slightly embossed illustration of a pink rose with foliage. Printed inscription below: "Accept this card, I pray, / With hopes and dearest wishes freighted; / 'Twill reach you, if 'tis not belated, / The morn of Christmas Day." Reverse side has handwritten inscription, "For Grandma / with love from / Alice / Christmas / 1883."
(Keywords: Floral, 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 "Grandma" in the inscription is Alice Austen's maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Alice (Townsend) Austen.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1883
Material Paper
Subjects Christmas cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Austen, Elizabeth Alice (Townsend)
Catalog Number 45.002.0026
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.