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'Greetings From Peabody'

Learn about the history of greeting cards and how colorful styles changed throughout the years. You can also check out some of the notes penned by Peabodyites of generations ago.

The General Gideon Foster House is located at 35 Washington St. Credit: Courtesy
The General Gideon Foster House is located at 35 Washington St. Credit: Courtesy
Have you checked out the latest exhibit yet at the Peabody Historical Society?

"Greetings from Peabody: The Art of Greeting Cards and Postcards, 1900-1960" opened last month at the Cassidy Museum and General Gideon Foster House. The exhibit is free to the public and includes Sunday hours from noon to 3 p.m. at 33 and 35 Washington St.

The exhibit features a wide array of antique greeting cards from the Historical Society's collection for such occasions as Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, birthdays and anniversaries. Learn how styles evolved from the elaborate and sentimental cards of the late Victorian Era, to the often humorous and "cartoonish" cards of the 1930s and 1940s.
Paul K Ryan December 27, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Post Cards..exhibit includes Sunday hours noon to 3…what R other days & hours ?
John Castelluccio (Editor) December 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM
The exhibit is open during regular hours for the museum and house -- Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the first and third Sunday of every month.

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