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5 Vintage Christmas Cards from the NYPL Archive

by New York Public Library Every year as the days grow shorter, amidst the holly, cookies, and carols there is another timeless holiday tradition—sending and receiving Christmas cards to and from those you love. 100 Christmas Wishes is a collection of vintage

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A History of American Holiday Stamps

by Chris West We’re all so used to holiday stamps that many people don’t realize they are a reasonably modern introduction. The first one dated from 1962—when people talked of Christmas, not ‘Holiday Season’.

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Posted in Contemporary History

Best History Books of 2014 Gift Guide

by The History Reader The holiday season is upon us as are the end of the year “Best of 2014” lists! Therefore, we have rounded up a selection of this year’s best history books, and are pleased to present New

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Posted in Contemporary History

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