Series of cards with a dining theme, ca. 1880's
Prang was the first firm to introduce cards with black backgrounds, a design theme that became very popular for a time.
(left) Front: Once more hath the year run its race; Let's be merry its closing to grace, And cherish the pride that within us attends, To welcome at Christmas a circle of friends. A MERRY CHRISTMAS. (right) Front: MENU. FOR A CHRISTMAS FEAST. Of soup, fish, flesh and fowl there be enough, All toothsome, juicy, tender, never tough. The wine well iced, -- the welcome the reverse, Dessert, tobacco, coffee, -- nothing worse, Then pass the loving cup, filled with that rarity, The milk of human kindness [?] A MERRY CHRISTMAS