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Thursday 1 January 2009

Merry and happy, again

As a sequel to a previous greeting card here is another nineteenth century photographic greeting card from Tasmania. This one is not an ordinary carte-de-visite, but a somewhat larger card measuring 125mm by 82mm. The Loebenstein Company of Vienna produced more than two dozen sizes of cards for mounting photographs. This size was known by the charming name of Elisabeth.

On the plain back of the card is written ‘Government House, Hobart’. The picture is not dated, and no photographer is named. The card is very nicely finished, with gilded and bevelled edges, and the greeting message gilded and deeply debossed.

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