|The First Christimas Card|
Day 96 of My Italian Learning Journal*
A fun fact I found states that over 2 billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States each year. According to several sources, the first Christmas card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The center of the card shows three generations of a family raising a toast. In 2001 it became the world’s most expensive Christmas card when it was sold for $35,800 at an auction.
- La prima cartolina di Natale fu commissionata da Sir Henry Cole in Inghilterra, nel 1843.
The first Christmas card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in England, in 1843.
- La cartolina di Natale fu disegnata da John Callcott Horsley.
The card was illustrated by John Callcott Horsley.
- Questa cartolina di Natale suscitò delle polemiche in Inghilterra perché raffigurava delle persone che tenevano in mano dei bicchieri di vino.
The card aroused controversy in England because it depicted people holding wine glasses in their hands.
- Nel 2001 questa cartolina di Natale è stata venduta all'asta per $35.800.
In 2001 this Christmas card was sold for $35,800 at auction.
[ Grazie a mikael-sixsix ]
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