Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Good Morning, 1911
Merry Christmas and Good Morning, 1911

From the fabulous Finney postcards comes this touching glimpse of two mischievous vandals and their squirrel sidekick pranking Santa while he naps.

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Source: Joseph Cushman Finney Papers MC11

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And a belated top o’ the morning to ye all

St. Patrick's Day Cheerful Memories, no date
St. Patrick's Day Cheerful Memories, no date

From the always entertaining Joseph Finney Collection.

A rosy-cheeked couple merrily skip along, both dressed in green.  She wears a large bonnet, a green empire-waisted gown and dainty black boots.  He sports  a traditional leprechaun outfit with a green jacket, bow tie and top hat, accessorized with a walking stick and high spats.

Thanksgiving 1911

On November 29, 1911, Laura from Island Creek mailed this happy holiday card to Russell Loring here in Kingston.

"A Joyful Thanksgiving," about 1911

This year, I’m thankful that my turkey is home in the refrigerator, not gallivanting around town with some hot-rodding kid and a pile of fruit loot!

A joyful Thanksgiving to all!