Houghton Offers New Greeting Cards
in Time for Holidays
December 15, 2003 - A crimson letter H (which could
indicate Harvard or Holiday ... or both) from Johann Georg von Schwandner's
Dissertatio epistolaris de calligraphiae nominclatione and a detail of a
marbled paper by Douglas Cockerell grace the covers of Houghton Library’s
two new greeting cards available in time for the Holidays. Holiday cards from
past years are also available, such as the popular watercolor Harvard Yard
in Snow by Chiang Yee and the photograph Snow Scene on the Northeast
Corner of the Boston Common,1850’s. All are blank on the inside.
Detail from Johann Georg von Schwandner's Dissertatio epistolaris
de calligraphiae nominclatione.
Cards can be purchased for $1.50 each at the Houghton Shop, which is open Monday
through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The shop is currently offering a selection
of vintage cards for $5.00 per pack of ten cards.
Individual members of the Friends of the Harvard College Library receive a 10
per cent discount and Harvard departments (e.g., History, Human Resources) receive
a 20 per cent discount on their purchases.
Marbled paper design by Douglas Cockerell from the Rosamond B. Loring
Collection of Decorated Papers.
This story appears courtesy of the Harvard College Library Communications Office
Copyright Â© 2004 President and Fellows of Harvard College