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Christmas Cards By Michelle Higgs

Christmas Cards by Michelle Higgs

Condition - Very Good
$23.99
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Summary

Tracing the history of the Christmas card from its Victorian origins up to the end of the Second World War, the text illustrates examples in colour of a wide variety from each decade and shows how to create your own collection.

Christmas Cards Summary

Christmas Cards by Michelle Higgs

Tracing the history of the Christmas card from its Victorian origins up to the end of the Second World War, the text illustrates examples in colour of a wide variety from each decade and shows how to create your own collection. The first Christmas card appeared in 1843 but the idea did not catch on until almost twenty years late. The invention of the chromolithographic process and the introductin of comprehensive postal reforms sealed the success of the Christmas card. By the 1880s, sales were well into the millions per year and the Christmas card has retained its popularity ever since

About Michelle Higgs

Michelle Higgs is a history graduate and freelance writer specialising in history, heritage and leisure and has contributed to a wide range of publications. She is interested in all aspects of social history, particularly the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and her passion for Christmas cars began when she was given a Victorian Christmas album as a gift.

Table of Contents

Overview; The Victorian heyday; The Edwardian era and the First World War; The inter-war years and the Second World War; Further reading; Places to visit

Additional information

GOR002253260
9780747804260
0747804265
Christmas Cards by Michelle Higgs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1999-09-01
40
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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