Balch Institute greeting cards collection (Collection 3140), circa 1986-1992, 1.2 linear feet
Century-old greeting cards are some of the most popular items in our archives, offering a brief but personal look at day-to-day life and pleasantries from the past. As greeting cards give way to online communications, we’re committed to documenting our past—even the recent past—for the next generation of knowledge seekers.
This set of pre-printed holiday greeting cards from the 1980s–90s commemorates religious and secular holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year Celebrations. The cards are signed with handwritten notes. Nearly all of the handwritten inscriptions are in English, but some of the printed greetings are in Hebrew and a few are in Yiddish.
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