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- Card (a) is a rectangular shaped folded card with a cartoon girl on the front with exaggerated red cheeks and two large tears. On her hand is a handkerchief, made of a glued on mesh material. "Sorry You're Ill / but Please Get Well" is in red text. Inside is another image of the girl, with no eyes …
- Artist or Maker
- Wm. E. Coutts Co. Limited
- Manufacturer Notes
- Card (b) was made by the Buzza-Cardozo company. According to Cincinnati Magazine (August 1975), Buzza-Cardozo was acquired by Gibson Greeting Cards by 1957. According to another online source, the Buzza Company became Buzza-Cardozo and moved to Hollywood in the 1930s.
- Card (c) produced by William. E. Coutts Co. Limited. According to the Hallmark Canada website, the Coutts Company sold greeting cards across Canada from 1916 to 1931. In the 1930s Coutts determined that a close link with the Hall Brothers Company (U.S.) could strengthen his company and proposed to manufacture the Hall Brothers cards in Canada on a royalty basis. The relationship between these two men and the companies bearing their names flourished over time, and eventually in 1948, a handshake agreement with Hall Brothers President, Joyce C. Hall, established that a 40 per cent interest in Coutts' company would be purchased. Ten years later (1958) the Hall Brothers Company purchased the remainder of Coutts' company.
- COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
- WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Period or Date Notes
- Card (b) dates from 1930-1957
- Card (c) dates from 1916-1931
- Card (a) is a rectangular shaped folded card with a cartoon girl on the front with exaggerated red cheeks and two large tears. On her hand is a handkerchief, made of a glued on mesh material. "Sorry You're Ill / but Please Get Well" is in red text. Inside is another image of the girl, with no eyes and the text "before I cry my eyes out"
Card (b) is a long rectangular shape folded card with pink roses and gold accented leafy plants. In an italicized script is written "Thank You for your kindness While I was Ill". An edge of green paper can be seen under the cover. Inside is written "Gratitude can't be expressed in a simple word or two, But there's deep appreciation in a simple 'thanks to you!'". On the back is a logo of two red hearts with the words "Heart to Heart" cards / Hollywood USA / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / BUZZA-CARDOZO"
Card (c) is white with a pink edge. It is a postcard style (not folded, no interior). Stylized text reads "Birthday Greetings / I like to see a Birthday come / To make its call on you, / For always, as a Birthday gift, / It leaves a charm that's new". It has shiny silver accents around blue, green, yellow and pink flowers. On the back is a small stamp of black ink that reads "Wm. E. Coutts Co. Limited. / Toronto Canada
- Number Of Parts
- Accession No.
- 1983.2.1 a-c
- Type of Record
- Museum Artifact