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Many Happy Days [Christmas card]

Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 4-1/4" x 3"
Type:
Christmas cards
Greeting cards
Date:
1900
19th century
Topic:
Christmas
Santa Claus
Local number:
AC0060-0000703.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 1, "Christmas."
Summary:
Image of Santa holding two children, in oval decorated with holly, etc. Color. Maker unidentified
Cite as:
Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Old Father Christmas [portrait: reproduction of a drawing in black and ecru]

Subject:
Father Christmas
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 10 1/4" x 7 1/4"
Type:
Drawings
Portraits
Date:
1900
Topic:
Christmas
Santa Claus
Men
Local number:
AC0060-0000707.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder 3
Summary:
Creator unidentified?
Cite as:
Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonain Institution
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Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Season's Greetings. [Winter scene in color: Christmas card.]

Artist:
Linson, Corwin K
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 4" x 6"
Type:
Greeting cards
Date:
1900
Topic:
Christmas
Local number:
AC0060-0000704.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Notes:
In Box 1, Folder: Farm Journal
Summary:
Winter scene over a river with bridge
Cite as:
Christmas series, Warsaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1799-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Christmas Club

Physical Description:
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5.1 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
calendar
Date made:
1940
Subject:
Celluloid
Christmas
Communications
Banks
ID Number:
2006.0098.0611
Accession number:
2006.0098
Catalog number:
2006.0098.0611
Description (Brief):
Flat, rectangular, celluloid card advertising the West Springfield Trust Co. Christmas Club. Yellow with black and red print, it carries the Christmas Club emblem, a black square with red and green holly in the center of card. This square contains information that reminds holders to make Christmas Club payments. In red and green print on back is a calendar for 1940.
Christmas Clubs are savings plans in which bank customers make scheduled deposits throughout the year into a Christmas account and received the money around the holidays to shop for gifts. This card is a product of Christmas Club, A Corporation of Eaton, Pennsylvania, which sold financial institutions all of the materials they would need to create a Christmas Club.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Christmas Greetings

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, born Brooklyn, NY 1877-died White Plains, NY 1949
Colorist:
Brenda Kuhn, born New York City 1911-died 1993
Medium:
hand-colored photo-mechanical relief reproduction of an ink drawing
Dimensions:
image: 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (8.3 x 12.1 cm) irregular
Type:
Graphic Arts-Mechanical Reproduction
Date:
1930s
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior
Landscape\season\winter
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Miscellaneous\written matter\Christmas card
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of LaSalle Spier
Object number:
1980.124.26
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Christmas Shopping

Artist:
Joe Jones, 1909 - 1963
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Date:
1961
Topic:
Architecture\Building
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree\Christmas
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC32
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Fluorescent Christmas Lamp

Maker:
Sylvania Electric Products Inc.
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
fluorescent lamp
Date made:
1946
Subject:
Christmas
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Credit Line:
from OSRAM Sylvania Inc.
ID Number:
2000.0224.14
Catalog number:
2000.0224.14
Accession number:
2000.0224
Description (Brief):
Fluorescent Christmas tree lamp, coral colored. A coronal discharge lamp with a phosphor coating.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Fluorescent Christmas Lamp

Maker:
Sylvania Electric Products Inc.
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
fluorescent lamp
Date made:
1946
Subject:
Christmas
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Credit Line:
from OSRAM Sylvania Inc.
ID Number:
2000.0224.09
Catalog number:
2000.0224.09
Accession number:
2000.0224
Description (Brief):
Fluorescent Christmas tree lamp, blue colored. A coronal discharge lamp with a phosphor coating.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Fluorescent Christmas Lamp

Maker:
Sylvania Electric Products Inc.
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
fluorescent lamp
Date made:
1946
Subject:
Christmas
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Credit Line:
from OSRAM Sylvania Inc.
ID Number:
2000.0224.10
Catalog number:
2000.0224.10
Accession number:
2000.0224
Description (Brief):
Fluorescent Christmas tree lamp, green colored. A coronal discharge lamp with a phosphor coating.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Christmas Basket

Artist:
Ed Rossbach, born Chicago, IL 1914-died Berkely, CA 2002
Medium:
synthetic ribbon, plastic found objects, macrame
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 11 x 9 in. (19.1 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
1968
Topic:
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Object\foliage\holly
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Object number:
1997.95.2
Description:
In the mid-1960s, Ed Rossbach took some time away from weaving wall hangings to explore different "off-loom" fiber projects. He tried coiling baskets, wrapping lampshade frames in raffia, and even macramé. Christmas Basket was woven from gift-wrap ribbon and incorporates plastic holly berries and leaves as well as cloth poinsettia petals.
"I like to do things that are absolutely technically perfect and I like to do things that look as though a child made them." Ed Rossbach, quoted in 40 Years of Exploration…, 1990
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Christmas Greetings 1937

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, born Brooklyn, NY 1877-died White Plains, NY 1949
Colorist:
Brenda Kuhn, born New York City 1911-died 1993
Medium:
hand-colored photo-mechanical relief reproduction of an ink drawing
Dimensions:
image: 5 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (13.3 x 16.8 cm) irregular
Type:
Graphic Arts-Mechanical Reproduction
Date:
1937
Topic:
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Miscellaneous\written matter\Christmas card
Equestrian
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of LaSalle Spier
Object number:
1980.124.32
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Christmas Greens

Artist:
J. Alden Weir, born West Point, NY 1852-died New York City 1919
Medium:
etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 7/8 x 6 in. (20.1 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1887-1893
Topic:
Figure group\female and child
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Architecture Interior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Brigham Young University
Object number:
1972.84.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Federal Life Insurance Christmas baskets : [acetate film photonegative,] ca. 1938

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1938
ca 1938
1930-1940
Topic:
Christmas
Local number:
Freezer box 25
1/0407 (microfilm frame)
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Marilyn Brownell Christmas card

Creator:
Brownell, Marilyn
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 13 x 18 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1974
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13317
Summary:
Christmas card by Marilyn Brownell featuring a block print of the word "Humbug" surrounded by holly leaves.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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James Mullen Christmas card

Creator:
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1935-
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 folded sheet : ill. ; 22 x 25 cm., folded to 11 x 25 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2000
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3740
Summary:
Front of card features Mullen's linoleum block print December Shelf (Red-Snow).
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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Christmas Greetings: [greeting card]

Collector:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 4.2" x 5.2"
Type:
Greeting cards
Christmas cards
Date:
1880
1920
Undated
Local number:
AC0058-0000020.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Illustration of Christmas party guests dressed in circa 1860 fashion
Cite as:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Norcross Greeting Card Collection 1800-1981 (mostly ca. 1880-1900, 1920-1981)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Christmas Greetings: [greeting card]

Collector:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 3.4" x 4.1"
Type:
Greeting cards
Christmas cards
Date:
1931
Local number:
AC0058-0000025.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Stylized triangular Christmas tree with candles
Cite as:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Norcross Greeting Card Collection 1800-1981 (mostly ca. 1880-1900, 1920-1981)
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Christmas greeting card

Physical Description:
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8.9 cm x 11.2 cm; 3 1/2 in x 4 7/16 in
Object Name:
greeting card
Date made:
1885-1910
Subject:
Celluloid
Communications
Mail
Christmas
ID Number:
2006.0098.0321
Accession number:
2006.0098
Catalog number:
2006.0098.0321
Description (Brief):
Christmas greeting card made from a hand painted celluloid sheet. It features a border and the message, "Wishing you A Joyful Christmas" in gold, and red, blue, and brown flowers.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Christmas Morning

Artist:
Ernest W. Watson, born Conway, MA 1884-died New Rochelle, NY 1969
Medium:
color linoleum cut on paper
Dimensions:
10 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. (27.3 x 30.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1947
Topic:
Landscape\season\winter
Landscape\time\morning
Animal\deer
Landscape\weather\snow
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1970.193
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Christmas Trees

Artist:
Kerr Eby, born Tokyo, Japan 1889-died Norwalk, CT 1946
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (23.5 x 32.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1930s
Topic:
Landscape\tree
Animal\dog
Animal\horse
Landscape\weather\snow
Architecture\vehicle\wagon
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson
Object number:
1975.28.2
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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