1942. Ephemera no binding. [HOLIDAY: CHRISTMAS]. 4to (9 7/8” x 7 ½”); folded card on cream glazed stock; wood-cut printed in green ink; inside greeting printed in red; biography of the artist by McMurtrie on rear panel printed in green; mailing envelope with canceled stamp dated 1942, one corner missing from envelope flap; fine in very good plus envelope. Fine / very good +. Item #1487
Christmas card designed and printed by Ben Albert Benson, an artist working in wood-cut. The print was originally designed for Better Home and Garden magazine. The sender, Douglas McMurtrie (1888-1944), was a well-known typeface and graphic designer, as well as an important bibliographer of printing. The envelope is addressed to Mr. E. W. [Ernest William] Winkler (1875-1960) at the University of Texas Library, an important librarian, bibliographer, past Texas State librarian, and secretary of the Texas State Library and Historical Commission.