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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
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Battle of Sobraon 1846
Battle of Sobraon 1846
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Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire
Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire
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Bridges on the Tyne
Bridges on the Tyne
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West Indies Grenada
West Indies Grenada
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Earl of Clarendon, Vanity Fair, Spy
Earl of Clarendon, Vanity Fair, Spy
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Lear/Nonsense/Tring
Lear/Nonsense/Tring
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Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846
Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846
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Victoria at Guernsey
Victoria at Guernsey
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Chirk Viaduct
Chirk Viaduct
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Bearded ladies slipper orchid, Cypripedium barbatum
Bearded ladies slipper orchid, Cypripedium barbatum
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Jenny Lind and John Grays engine
Jenny Lind and John Grays engine
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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley Featured Image

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846.
Commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture shows three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side are charity scenes including food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2, 050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each, and of those just a dozen are known to have survived.
We are offering reproduction prints of the original design. In 2001 an original version sold for a record 22, 500 pounds sterling at auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. After attracting bids from collectors in Britain and America, it eventually sold for the record-breaking price.
The auctioned card was especially sought after because it was sent by Sir Henry to his grandmother and aunt, and signed by the great Victorian.
John Callcott Horsley was an English painter, illustrator, and designer. Born in London on 29 January 1817, he was the grand-nephew of the English landscape painter Sir Augustus Callcott. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Horsley, was the wife of the famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Horsley studied painting at the Royal Academy where he met the painter Thomas Webster. His paintings were largely of historical subjects set in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, influenced by the Dutch masters Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer. From 1875 to 1897, Horsley was a rector and treasurer of the Royal Academy. Because he was strictly against nude models he earned the nickname "Clothes-Horsley".
Cole is credited with devising the concept of sending greeting cards at Christmas time

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Church at Ardington
Church at Ardington
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View of Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia
View of Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia
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View of Mount Zion, Jerusalem
View of Mount Zion, Jerusalem
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Wrapper design, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Wrapper design, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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Princess Helenas wedding day
Princess Helenas wedding day
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Cocked hat, Army Staff, worn by Duke of Wellington
Cocked hat, Army Staff, worn by Duke of Wellington
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Passenger engine, side elevation
Passenger engine, side elevation
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Buffalo Bill Cody racing in Munich, Germany
Buffalo Bill Cody racing in Munich, Germany
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Princess Helena with Prince Christian Victor
Princess Helena with Prince Christian Victor
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Joseph Grimaldi Clown
Joseph Grimaldi Clown
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View of Dessie (Dese, Dessye, Dixan), Ethiopia
View of Dessie (Dese, Dessye, Dixan), Ethiopia
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Scene inside the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Scene inside the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
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Princess Helena with Prince Christian Victor Featured Image

Princess Helena with Prince Christian Victor

Princess Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1846-1923) with her eldest child, Prince Christian Victor, born at Windsor on 14 April 1867. Christian Victor, known as Christle within the family attended prep school, then Wellington College, Oxford and Sandhurst before joining the army. He died of enteric fever while on active service during the Boer War

© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library

Natives of the Gold Coast worship at fetish tree
Natives of the Gold Coast worship at fetish tree
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Mexico/Xochicalco
Mexico/Xochicalco
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Fish shop
Fish shop
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Daventry
Daventry
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Loco Old Coppernob
Loco Old Coppernob
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Lancaster Castle Station
Lancaster Castle Station
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Sale of Indian corn
Sale of Indian corn
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Dombey & Son/Wrapper
Dombey & Son/Wrapper
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Rail / Break of Gauge
Rail / Break of Gauge
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Railway Buffet, Prague
Railway Buffet, Prague
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Locomotive engine Jenny Lind
Locomotive engine Jenny Lind
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Swindon & Highworth Union Workhouse, Swindon, Wiltshire
Swindon & Highworth Union Workhouse, Swindon, Wiltshire
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Lancaster Castle Station Featured Image

Lancaster Castle Station

Lancaster Castle Station, Lancashire, pictured on the morning of the official opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway, for which it was the southern terminus Date: December 1846

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

1846, Carlisle, Castle, December, Historical, History, Lancashire, Lancaster, Opening, Rail, Railway, Southern, Station, Terminus

Moral and Industrial Training Schools, Leeds
Moral and Industrial Training Schools, Leeds
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Interior of a Dorsetshire Labourers Cottage
Interior of a Dorsetshire Labourers Cottage
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Lear/Nonsense/Ewell
Lear/Nonsense/Ewell
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Lear/Nonsense/Columbia
Lear/Nonsense/Columbia
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Lear/Nonsense/Man East
Lear/Nonsense/Man East
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Lear/Nonsense/Isles
Lear/Nonsense/Isles
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Lear/Nonsense/Bangor
Lear/Nonsense/Bangor
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Lear/Nonsense/Dundee
Lear/Nonsense/Dundee
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Convict Hulk Gallery
Convict Hulk Gallery
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Pet Gazelle
Pet Gazelle
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John Liston/Paul Pry
John Liston/Paul Pry
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Portugal/Lisbon 1846
Portugal/Lisbon 1846
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