Emma Warren Exhibitions
touring exhibitions for museum, heritage and arts venues


Little Works of Art: 100 Years of Greeting Cards

A charming exhibition exploring the history of greeting cards and postcards. The exhibition includes around 270 cards, dating from the 1850s to the 1950s. Christmas, New Year and Easter cards as well as Birthday and Valentine cards are all featured.

There are examples by many of the most significant publishers. Cards by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Marcus Ward, Thomas De La Rue, Robert Canton and Ernest Nister are amongst those showcased. A broad range of designs and types of card, including paper lace, silk fringed, embossed, shaped, humorous, novelty and traditional, is also covered in the exhibition.


Exhibition Contents:




8 Interpretation Panels

The panels are A1 portrait size and mounted on foamex. They can be wall mounted with screws.


40 A4 Frames

The frames contain around 120 original greeting cards and postcards. The frames are wooden and are wall mountable with mirror plates.


Original Greeting Cards

A collection of around 150 loose original greeting cards and postcards is also provided with the exhibition.



A wooden floor standing post box and postal games and jigsaws are provided for children to play with.