Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0109
Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Norcross Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Ward, Marcus, fl. 1880s
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
ca. 1854-1975.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Cubic feet
18 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Includes greeting cards primarily filed by season or occasion and by name of designer/manufacturer, e.g., Valentines, Christmas cards, and cards by Louis Prang, Raphael Tuck, Marcus Ward, and a number of 20th century designers and manufacturers. Includes mechanical, hand-drawn, cutout, and fringed cards. Also other types of material, such as postcards, calling cards, and scrapbooks of cards.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Arranged roughly by type.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Catherine Keen, 1995
Author
Catherine Keen
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These cards are from a variety of donors and accessions, from the 1960s through the 1970s.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection, ca. 1854-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Domestic Life.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Christmas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards -- 1850-1980 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentines Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holidays in art -- 1850-1980 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holidays Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives