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Merry Xmas Special Question December 25, 2009

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Merry Xmas to everyone from Team Gyaniz.

Q. What is special about the picture below, it was the first of its kind?

Specials

Specials

Ans.: First ever commercial Christmas and New Year Card.

First christmas card

First christmas card

John Callcott Horsley (born 1817– died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year’s card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Christmas card was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia, with a design of a trellis of rustic-work, in the Germanesque style, divided into a center and two side panels. In the panels were figures representing two of the acts of charity, “feeding the hungry” and “clothing the naked.”

Rightly answered by Mohit, Kaushik, Shrey, Anubhav ,Anjana & Vinayak.
Thanks Kaushik for the explanation used here in the answer.

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1. Mohit - December 25, 2009

First Christmas Card

2. Kaushik - December 26, 2009

This was the first ever Christmas Card

John Callcott Horsley (born 1817– died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year’s card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Christmas card was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia, with a design of a trellis of rustic-work, in the Germanesque style, divided into a center and two side panels. In the panels were figures representing two of the acts of charity, “feeding the hungry” and “clothing the naked.”

3. Shrey Goyal - December 26, 2009

The world’s first commercially produced Christmas card

4. Anubhav Chatterjee - December 26, 2009

1st Christmas Card.

5. Anjana - December 26, 2009

The picture is the World’s first x mas postcard developed by the British postal department. It was created in the same year that Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”—-1843.

6. Vinayak - December 27, 2009

The 1st christmas card


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