Grant Family 1928 Christmas card

A Plainman's Creed

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front cover of Grant 1928 Christmas card, with words of good wishes etc. with Alderman & Mrs Grant name
inside pages of this 1928 Grant Christmas card, with motto on one leaf and silk on the other
Printed on card:-
 
With Every Good Wish
for a
Happy Christmas
and a
Bright and Prosperous
New Year
from
Alderman & Mrs W. H. Grant
 
 
 
 
Foleshill House,
Great Heath,
Coventry.
 
 
 
Xmas, 1928.
 
Printed on inside of card cover:-
 
 
 
 
I sent my Soul through the invisible,
Some letter of the After-Life to spell;
And by and by my Soul returned to me,
And answered " I myself am Heaven and Hell. "
                                                Omar Khayyam

 
Woven on silk:-

A PLAINMAN'S
  .  .  .  CREED

I WASTE NO THOUGHT ON  .  .  .  .  
  .  .  .  MY NEIGHBOR'S BIRTH

OR THE WAY HE MAKES HIS PRAYER
I GRANT HIM A WHITE MAN'S  .  .  .  
  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ROOM ON EARTH

IF HIS GAME IS ONLY SQUARE.
WHILE HE PLAYS IT STRAIGHT  .  
  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  I'LL CALL HIM MATE,

IF HE CHEATS I'LL DROP HIM FLAT:
OLD CLASS AND RANK  .  .  .  .  .  
  .  .  .  .  .  .  ARE A WORN OUT LIE,

FOR ALL CLEAN MEN  .  .  .  .  .  .  
  .  .  .  .  .  ARE AS GOOD AS I
~
AND A KING IS ONLY THAT.

 

 
Size:
card (when closed):
11.4cm wide by 15.9cm deep

silk:
8.6cm wide by 12.1cm deep

Comments:
This 1928 Christmas card comprises a folded card, with the Christmas and New Year's greeting printed on the front cover. Alderman & Mrs Grant's name is also printed on the front cover.
Inside to card, there is a motto printed on the left hand leaf, with the silk attached to the right hand leaf, with a proper mount over the top. Inspirational words of A PLAINMAN'S CREED are woven onto the silk. The rear cover is plain.

The card is from Alderman & Mrs W.H. Grant, the same address used on all their Christmas cards from 1921 until 1930.

 


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