DescriptionDelightful ornament images from the Museum’s Jefferson R. Burdick Collection have been adapted for this cheery holiday card. This collection represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963), who was devoted to collecting and cataloguing trade cards and other types of paper collectibles. (Without Greeting).
10 die-cut cards and 10 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.
- 10 die-cut cards and 10 envelopes per box
- 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
- Without greeting
Art HistoryThe Jefferson R. Burdick Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art represents the life work of a man devoted almost entirely to collecting and cataloguing trade cards and other types of paper collectibles. Amassed by Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963) 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.