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Christmas card, depicting angels sounding trumpets and the lamb of Christ in the center of a star, undated

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Title:
Christmas card, depicting angels sounding trumpets and the lamb of Christ in the center of a star, undated
Description:
Female angels in diaphanous attire with wings of peacock feathers sound trumpets. The lamb of Christ lies in the center of a star, around which are arranged a dove, a wreath, and a crescent moon. A border of multicolored sunburst motifs adorns the right and lower edges of the card. The inscription reads: "Shout with joy, ye mortals. Pray for Christ is born on Christmas Day." The text may have been taken from the Christmas carol, "A Shout of Mighty Triumph" by Reverend George Pierce Grantham.
Publisher:
L. Prang & Co.
Format:
Postcards/Cards
Ephemera
Genre:
Christmas cards
greeting cards
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
EP001: Ephemera collection
Subjects:
sunbursts
trumpets (aerophones)
chromolithography
Christmas
crescents (shapes)
doves
peafowl
printed ephemera
angels
Jesus Christ
Lamb of God
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Grantham, George Pierce
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 greeting card
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Identifier:
195498
Call #:
EP001.05.TMP.010