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Collection of Christmas cards by Georgie Gaskin
1905 - A collection of nine color Christmas cards for the years 1897 through 1905, designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family. The cards feature delicate vining borders intertwined with banners that extend the Christmas greeting for that year. The subjects of the cards include the Hodson children at play and nativity scenes, and one contains a calendar for the year 1905. Five of the cards are folded and include printed Christmas greetings hand-lettered by Gaskin. Georgie Gaskin and her husband Arthur were heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Though Arthur Gaskin illustrated books, including The Shepheard's Calendar by the Kelmscott Press, the couple was more well known for their elegant handmade jewelry. Georgie designed the jewelry, which often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in these Christmas card designs. The cards were previously held in mats and show some mat burn to the front side with adhesive on the back; a few have also been trimmed along one or more edges; otherwise, the items in this collection are in near fine condition.
      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-12-19           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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