Christmas card, image of cricket scene and caption

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Greeting card
Date Used
Late 19th Century
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Brief Description
Christmas card with a humorous colour print of a cricket match. The image shows a side-on view of the batting crease, with the wicket keeper (wearing whites, yellow scarf and green cap) appealing in the foreground, and a batsman (wearing whites, red scarf and boater hat) turned away, having just played an on-side stroke. In the distance, the square leg umpire, dressed in suit tails and top hat, is holding his chest having been struck by the ball. Underneath the image is a caption that reads, "How's that Umpire?". At the bottom of the card is printed, "A happy Christmas", and in the lower-left corner, the name of the printer. An elaborate crest involving a shield and four cherubs is printed on the reverse. Writing on reverse reads "6".
0 - Whole: H: 120 W: 92 D: 1mm (H: 4 3/4 W: 3 5/8 D: 1/16")
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Date Used
Late 19th Century
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