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Girl with donkey, ca. 1880's
Raphael Tuck & Sons

Shaped cards foreshadow the trend toward novelty that overtook the holiday card business at the end of the 1880's. The verse by Frederick Langbridge reads:

	Of all the gifts
	that fate can send
	To make your journey blest,
	An honest friend, a loyal friend
	Is rarest, dearest, best
	This boon may fate accord to you,
	The path of life to cheer--
	Friends no wise few, and all as true
	As this depicted here.

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