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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date 1888 inscription and copyright
Description Greeting card (occasion not known, possibly a valentine). Color-printed illustration of a young girl wearing a brown coat and hat, standing with her hand on a wall. Printed inscription below: "My Mama, who sent me here, / Bade me say: "I love you, dear!"" Fine print below image at left: "Copyright 1888 by L. Prang & Co., Boston. The reverse side has handwritten inscription in ink: "Alice with much love / from "Trudie" / 1888."
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 "Trudie" in the signature is Alice's Austen's friend Trude Eccleston.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Maker L. Prang & Co.
Material Paper
Subjects Greeting cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Eccleston, Trude
Catalog Number 45.002.0045
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.