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Walter Cranes Garland
Walter Cranes Garland
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Gretna Green Building
Gretna Green Building
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Singing Auld Lang Syne
Singing Auld Lang Syne
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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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New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal
New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal
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Irish Guards Shamrock
Irish Guards Shamrock
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Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes
Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes
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African warrior at ngoma, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa
African warrior at ngoma, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa
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Christmas/Nativity Scene
Christmas/Nativity Scene
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Olney Pancake Race
Olney Pancake Race
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First Authenticated Christmas Tree - Strasbourg
First Authenticated Christmas Tree - Strasbourg
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Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley Featured Print

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

St Lucys Day
St Lucys Day
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Customs/Horn Dance
Customs/Horn Dance
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Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
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Fifth of November
Fifth of November
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Christmas/Nativity
Christmas/Nativity
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Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
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Halloween/Witch Dances
Halloween/Witch Dances
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Penny Hedge Whitby
Penny Hedge Whitby
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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in wedding costumes
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in wedding costumes
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Christmas Snowballs 1939
Christmas Snowballs 1939
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Wassailing Apple Trees
Wassailing Apple Trees
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Royal visit to Henley Regatta by State Barge
Royal visit to Henley Regatta by State Barge
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Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London Featured Print

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Watermen on duty at the end of Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers Company. This is believed to be the oldest rowing race in the world, the competitors being a maximum of six apprentice watermen. It has been held every year since 1715, running between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passing under a total of eleven bridges en route. The winner's prize is a traditional waterman's red coat with a silver badge, plus a lapel badge. There are also various money prizes given by the Fishmongers Company. Thomas Doggett was an actor and comedian who relied on watermen for transport -- he instigated the race in 1715, and left instructions in his will for it to continue after his death in 1721

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Wrapping Gifts 1950S
Wrapping Gifts 1950S
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Bunny and Child
Bunny and Child
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Helston Cornwall Furry
Helston Cornwall Furry
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Turkey and Wishbone
Turkey and Wishbone
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Contract I Hogarth 1745
Contract I Hogarth 1745
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Marriage of Henry Tudor
Marriage of Henry Tudor
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Guy Fawkes Carnival
Guy Fawkes Carnival
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Oktoberfest at Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest at Munich, Germany
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Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery
Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery
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Festive Nutty Squirrel 2
Festive Nutty Squirrel 2
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Exotic dancer by Rene Bull
Exotic dancer by Rene Bull
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Jesus Baptised by John
Jesus Baptised by John
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Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery Featured Print

Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery

Ceremonial scene at the opening of the annual Colchester Oyster Fishery. On the first Friday of September the Mayor of Colchester, the Town Clerk, and the Town Sergeant go out on an oyster dredger into the Pyefleet Channel of the Colne estuary off Mersea Island, in full civic regalia. The Mayor dredges and consumes the first oyster of the season. He and his guests then proceed to an oyster lunch to celebrate the opening of the fishery. The ceremony dates back to medieval times

© Mary Evans Picture Library

German Student Duel/1880
German Student Duel/1880
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Dancing Round Maypole
Dancing Round Maypole
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MAY POLE/1904 WOK'HAM
MAY POLE/1904 WOK'HAM
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Jewish Wedding
Jewish Wedding
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Customs/Sacrifice/Human
Customs/Sacrifice/Human
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Art Deco Wedding
Art Deco Wedding
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Italian Wedding Card
Italian Wedding Card
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Customs/Saint Swithin's
Customs/Saint Swithin's
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April Fool/Coats 1924
April Fool/Coats 1924
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Padstow Hobby Horse
Padstow Hobby Horse
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Santa and Reindeer
Santa and Reindeer
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ETIQUETTE FOR MEN
ETIQUETTE FOR MEN
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