Humorous Christmas Card from the family at Yangan, dated 22 December, 1899. It seems from the comments on this card that a baby has also been recently born into the family in time for Christmas.

This card is part of a collection of objects relating to the James Smith and Daisy Keegan families.

Physical Description

Cream card with red and black ink text and illustration, and handwritten annotations.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Judy Wheeler, 14/06/2012

  • Date Written

    Australia, 22 Dec 1899

  • Inscriptions

    Front, printed, red ink:'WITH HEARTY GREETINGS / "HIS HEART-THROBS MINGLE PAIN & JOY, / HIS TEARS FALL ON HIS NOBLE BOY (boy is crossed out and replaced in black ink with 'GIRL'" Goldsmith' (in middle of second and third lines of text is a black ink illustration of a man holding a baby and the man has a bottle or vase with a dummy or flower in it, held up to baby's mouth) Inside left, handwritten, black ink: 'With All Good / Wishes for / A Noisy Xmas. / Yangan. 99. / Dec. 22nd.' Inside right, printed, red ink: Greetings and Warning (with handwritten annotation underneath, 'Too Late', underlined) / 'Lo! Wearily the father draws / His weary limbs into / His nether garments, then / Half-clad, he sighs - "Too true, / Too true my old pals warning voice, / Alas, that it should be, / I think, like Annie Laurie, I / Will lay me down an' dee."'

  • Classification

    Celebrations & traditions, Weddings, Invitations

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Keywords

    Christmas Cards, New Year Celebrations, Celebrations, Greeting Cards, Births, Babies, Sleeping