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Folding floral card with fringe, ca. 1880's
Louis Prang & Company

Though elaborate, this card is still relatively sedate in comparison to the strained novelty of later cards. In 1894, White writes of card design: "Now-a-days, from frosted surfaces to fringed edges, from perforated cardboard to pieces of brown paper, old cigar ends, and rubbish of all sorts-its catholicity is unbounded."

Front:	I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

	A Merry Christmas
	A Merry Christmas

	When friends are nearest,
	When joys are dearest,
	Oh! then remember me!

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