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Fortuna
probably 1874-1875
Marcus Ward & Co.

This card, designed by Walter Crane, is an excellent example of Gleeson White's definition of an "architectural" style of greeting card:

"To talk of architecture in connection with so ephemeral an object as a Christmas card may sound absurd, but, nevertheless, I think all students of decoration must admit that its treatment should be more nearly allied to the surface decoration of buildings than to transcripts of nature, which are, in theory, attempts to imitate the out-look from a window of the building."
Front:	A CARD FOR XMAS
	AND THE NEW YEAR
	WISHING YOU
	GOOD LUCK


 
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