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Object Name Card, Greeting
Date ca. 1880-1915
Description Greeting card with color-printed and embossed illustration of a basket of blue flowers with green and orange leaves. Printed inscription below: "A bright New Year. / A new year dawns! may its glad light / Illume thy heart like morning b[right]." Card is rectangular with rounded corners. The reverse side has handwritten inscription in ink: "Alice Austen / with love and good / wishes of her friend / H. N. Errington".
(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 "H.N. Errington" who signed the card is most likely Harriet N. Errington, who operated Miss H.N. Errington's School for Young Ladies on Townsend Avenue in Clifton, Staten Island. Alice Austen attended Miss Errington's school.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1915
Material Paper
Subjects Greeting cards
New Year cards
Flowers
Baskets
Ephemera
Holidays
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Errington, Harriet N.
Catalog Number 45.002.0041
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.