Seasons Greetings (Cards)

As we wrap up the year, here are a few vintage Christmas and New Year’s cards to enjoy from the Rush-Biddle-Williams family papers. Some of them are quite different from our modern cards. To my eye, the 1910 example sent by Mary B. Deedes to Marion Biddle seems more spring-like than holiday, and the idea of specifically New Year’s cards, as in the example sent by Jean Willcox to Julia Biddle, is less common these days.

Mary B. Deedes, Christmas card to Marion Biddle.1910.RUSH IV:36:14
Mary B. Deedes, Christmas card to Marion Biddle.1910.RUSH IV:36:14
Eva Stotesbury, Christmas card to Anne McKennan Biddle. No date.RUSH IV:33:26
Mary D. Bell, Christmas card to Anne McKennan Biddle. 1916.RUSH IV:33:01
Albert Hayden Chatfield, Christmas card to Julia Williams Rush Biddle. No date. RUSH IV:31:31
Jean Willcox, New Year’s card to Julia Williams Rush Biddle. No date. RUSH IV:32:22
Jean Willcox, New Year’s card to Julia Williams Rush Biddle. No date. RUSH IV:32:22

Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year from all of us at the Rosenbach.

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