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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Card

On the left is a John R. Neill family Christmas card from 1927, featuring daughters Natalie and Annrea on skis. This is printed on a standard size piece of buff colored paper, so it seems like more of a Christmas letter than card - but I'm not entirely sure how it was used!

Neill created original family Christmas cards for many years, and it must have been fun to be a recipient. Some of the cards involved hand coloring, others were just black & white. As always, a strong sense of whimsy is present, as can be seen in the present example.

Merry Christmas!

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