Grant Family 1924 Christmas card

Comin' thro' the rye

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:- Radley Number:-
gc 801-fcc not recorded No Postcards listed by Sprake not listed
 

front cover of Grant 1924 Christmas card, with words of good wishes etc. with Alderman & Mrs Grant name
inside pages of this 1924 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, 1924.
 
Printed on inside of card cover:-
 
THE MOVING FINGER
         WRITES;
and, having
writ, moves on : nor all thy
Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel
half a line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out
a Word of it.

                                  - Omar Khayyam.
 
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:
cm wide by cm 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 a normal Grant postcard 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.
Unusually, this Christmas Card has a conventional postcard glued to the right hand leaf. There is also the 1923 Grant Christmas card which also has the Comin' thro' the Rye {see: gc800-fcc} silk featured above, although on that version the silk is just a rough cut silk with unfinished edges.
There is also a second 1924 Christmas card with a different silk stuck on the right hand leaf, titled: The Way to Success, recorded as gc848-fcc.

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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