Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birthday card, flowers in vase
  • United States
    L. Prang, printer
    active 1860–1897
  • birthday card, flowers in vase, 1882
  • Where object was made: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 160 x 86 mm
    Object Height/Width: 6 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8140

A vase filled with white and purple irises takes up the left side of the card. Two flowers have yet to bloom. The vase has birds and branches on it. Text in the lower left corner of the card has birthday wishes: “Best Wishes on your Birthday. ‘Picture to your heart all that you would have best in life, and believe that I wish it all!’”
The verso depicts purple flowers and yellow butterflies. At the bottom are the words: “Birthday Wish.”