Grant Family 1923 Christmas card

Comin' thro' the rye

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:- Radley Number:-
gc 800-fcc not recorded No Postcards listed by Sprake not listed
 

front cover of Grant 1923 Christmas card, with words of good wishes etc. with Alderman & Mrs Grant name
inside pages of this 1923 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, 1923.
 
Printed on inside of card cover:-
 
For you I pray, along Life's
         way.           A mind with
calm contentment blest,
Good store of health the same
of wealth        With toil enough
to sweeten rest ;        And unto
you the long years through
May Friendship of true hearts
be giv'n.         Some joys, some
clouds with silver crest, and
Peace shining through, a light
from Heaven.

 
Woven on Silk:-
Comin'
thro' the
RYE

[image of man and woman  walking through the rye]

music and words:

GIN A BO-DY MEET A BO-DY, COMIN THRO THE RYE,
GIN A BO-DY GREET A BO-DY, NEED A BO-DY CRY?
IL-KA LASSIE HAS HER LADDIE NE'ER A ANE HAE I; BUT
A' THE LADS THEY SMILE AT ME, WHEN COMIN' THRO' THE RYE.
 
 

 
Size:
card (when closed):
10.2cm wide by 16.0cm deep

silk:
6.6cm wide by 9.6cm deep

Comments:
This 1923 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 poem printed on the left hand leaf, with the silk glued to the right hand leaf. The silk has the title Comin' thro' the Rye and four lines of Burns poem woven onto the silk. The rear cover is plain.
The silk is not finished off, with the ragged cut edges exposed. There is a second Christmas card with the same printing as above, but with a different silk stuck on the right hand leaf {recorded as gc657-fcc. Interestingly, there are also two versions of the 1924 Christmas card, one of which has the same Comin' thro' the Rye {see: gc801-fcc} silk featured above, but as a postcard instead of the unfinish silk.

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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