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Victorian Christmas Advent Calendar

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Price: $21.95
Member Price: $19.75

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Description

Conceived and designed by Douglas Sardo.

Counting the days until Christmas becomes a lot more fun with this delightful Victorian-themed Advent calendar. On a lively Christmas scene are doors with a colorful ornament behind each one, which you can hang on the separate, stand-up tree. The Christmas scene, the tree, and the ornaments are all based on vintage greeting cards from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection in the Metropolitan Museum.

25 ornaments behind 25 perforated doors, with separate tree. Includes gold string for hanging. Calendar: 14 1/2'' x 17''; Tree: 16''H x 12''W when open.

  • 25 ornaments behind 25 perforated doors, with separate tree
  • Includes gold string for hanging
  • Calendar: 14 1/2'' x 17''; Tree: 16''H x 12''W when open

Art History

The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art represents the life work of a man devoted almost entirely to collecting and cataloging trade cards and other types of paper collectibles. Amassed by Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 19001963), who began collecting American ephemera when he was ten years old, his is the finest collection of American trade cards in the United States. Among the many types represented are advertisements for meat products, milk, bread, women's clothing, shoes, stoves, pianos, cigars, and candy; postcards; playing, greeting, and souvenir cards, and paper dolls. So absorbed was Burdick by his passion for collecting that he devised a system for categorizing trade cards that was published as the American Card Catalogue in 1939. Subsequent editions appeared every few years until 1960; his system remains in use today.

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Description

Conceived and designed by Douglas Sardo.

Counting the days until Christmas becomes a lot more fun with this delightful Victorian-themed Advent calendar. On a lively Christmas scene are doors with a colorful ornament behind each one, which you can hang on the separate, stand-up tree. The Christmas scene, the tree, and the ornaments are all based on vintage greeting cards from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection in the Metropolitan Museum.

25 ornaments behind 25 perforated doors, with separate tree. Includes gold string for hanging. Calendar: 14 1/2'' x 17''; Tree: 16''H x 12''W when open.





  • 25 ornaments behind 25 perforated doors, with separate tree
  • Includes gold string for hanging
  • Calendar: 14 1/2'' x 17''; Tree: 16''H x 12''W when open




Art History

The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art represents the life work of a man devoted almost entirely to collecting and cataloging trade cards and other types of paper collectibles. Amassed by Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 19001963), who began collecting American ephemera when he was ten years old, his is the finest collection of American trade cards in the United States. Among the many types represented are advertisements for meat products, milk, bread, women's clothing, shoes, stoves, pianos, cigars, and candy; postcards; playing, greeting, and souvenir cards, and paper dolls. So absorbed was Burdick by his passion for collecting that he devised a system for categorizing trade cards that was published as the American Card Catalogue in 1939. Subsequent editions appeared every few years until 1960; his system remains in use today.


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