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Catalog Number 2015.3.4
Object Name Postcard
Title Santa and Reindeer by Charles M. Russell
Date December 1968
Scope & Content Original colour Christmas greeting card illustrated with a cowboy and horse and Santa and his reindeer by Western artist C. M. Russell. The caption on the front says "A Merry Christmas to you and yours" and has "C.M. Russell" and a cattle head in the bottom left corner.

On the inside is a caption about Charles Russell:
"Nearly three quarters of a century have passed since the great western artist, Charles M. Russell, sent the original of this cheery Christmas to one of his many friends. As was typical of the artist's generous ways, he sketched it and added his own unique greeting below it, especially for that friend. May the warmth of holiday spirit that Russell long ago portrayed in his friendly Christmas message be the measure of this greeting to you and yours, today."

This Christmas card was sent from Claude W. Dowen to Ora and Bill Sinclair. Dowen has written his greeting in pen (his writing is hard to read).

On the back are the words:
"Original painting by
Charles M. Russell

Leanin' Tree trademark, Boulder, Colorado T875 made in USA

People Sinclair, Bertrand
Sinclair, Ora
Russell, Charles M.
Dowen, Claude W.
Subjects Correspondence
Christmas cards
Indigenous peoples
Search Terms Dowen family
Russell family
Sinclair Bay
Sinclair family
Accession number 2015.3