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Reverse of Christmas card

Reverse of Christmas card

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: Evan.9059

Item number: 9059

Genre: Leaflet

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This message on this card reads: "Harry, With love from Auntie Alice". Harry being a popular corruption of Henry, perhaps this card was sent to Evanion himself - Henry Evans.

Greeting cards were first sent in Britain in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole printed a thousand cards and sold them in his art shop in London for one shilling each. The idea of sending such cards was encouraged by the railways: post could be delivered quickly across the country, and in 1870 a halfpenny postage rate was introduced.

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