Three for the Holidays–6

An offering of vintage holiday images.

Victorian Christmas Card;  Nova Scotia Archives on The Commons (Flickr); http://www.flickr.com/photos/nsarchives/11222294503/

Victorian Christmas Card
Nova Scotia Archives on The Commons (Flickr)


Glædelig jul!;  Happy Christmas;  Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway) on The Commons (Flickr); http://www.flickr.com/photos/national_archives_of_norway/6475927185/

Glædelig jul!
Happy Christmas
Riksarkivet (National Archives of Norway) on The Commons (Flickr)

The postcard is from the private archive of Oscar Andersen (1879-1953). Andersen was a preacher involved in the Mission Covenant Church of Norway’s work in Finnmark.


Woolson Spice Company (Manufacturers) Christmas Card; Miami University Libraries – ‘Digital Collections on The Commons (Flickr); Trade Cards were typically used to advertise products and services including such items as patent medicines, thread, sewing machines, food and beverages, farm equipment and others. Trade cards reached the height of their popularity during the 1880′s and 1890′s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/muohio_digital_collections/3093812084/

Woolson Spice Company (Manufacturers) Christmas Card
Miami University Libraries – ‘Digital Collections on The Commons (Flickr)

The Charles and Laura Dohm Shields Trade Card Collection is housed in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections Library at Miami University. Donated in 1987 by Charles Dohm Shields the collection contains several thousand advertising trade cards dating from the late 19th and early 20th Century. The collection was started by Charles’s mother Laura Dohm Shields.

Trade Cards were typically used to advertise products and services including such items as patent medicines, thread, sewing machines, food and beverages, farm equipment and others. Trade cards reached the height of their popularity during the 1880’s and 1890’s.


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