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Christmas card collection at Pratt showcases holidays of past
Christmas card collection at Pratt showcases holidays of past

Santa artwork mailed as holiday greetings, embroidered fabrics that look more pincushion than Christmas card, and countless other historic missives had been tucked away in cabinets at downtown Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library for longer than anyone can remember. Now, for the first time in decades of safekeeping, some 450 historic cards are on display. The rare Pratt exhibit shows how Marylanders have sent December greetings, either for Christmas, New Year's or Hanukkah, over 140 years. "Each card is a little work of design," said Jack Young, the library's graphic designer. "Every time people approach these showcases, they see something different,...

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