|Object Name||Card, Greeting|
|Object ID||2015.008.018 A-B|
|Collection||Fogleman Family Collection|
2015.008.018 A: Greeting card, wedding anniversary, to Frank A., Sr., and Bessie Oldham Wiley from Frank A. Wiley, Jr., dated October 1942. Side-fold card on beige paper. Front features relief illustration of red roses with small, gray flowers and leaves in background. The a wide, red ribbon is affixed as though it were extending from behind the large, central rose. Sides are bordered with gray lace-like design. Across top is red and gray printed text "Anniversary / Greetings"; printed above the message, in black ink, is "26th". Flanking illustration is vertical black text "SEASON'S / GREETINGS". Handwritten in black ink below the illustration is date "Oct. 1942". Inside, additional roses are illustrated in upper left corner and lower center. Left page printed with black text "Another year of happiness / Has gone upon its way / And joys whose luster never dims / Are cherished on this day." Right page is printed with black text "May rosy memories of the past, / While keeping all their cheer, / Be far surpassed by greater joys / Awaiting you this year." Handwritten in black ink across center, between the two stanzas, is "To: Mama & Daddy". Handwritten below stanza on right page is "Best wishes, / F. A." Back of card printed, in lower center, with small manufacturer's logo featuring illustration of bell and text "1 / GB / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / T 2415 / MADE IN U.S.A."
2015.008.018 B: Envelope, white paper, stamped and postmarked October 19, 1942, Hagerstown, Maryland. Addressed to "Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Wiley, Sr. / 1016 Albert Street / High Point, N. Car." Return address reads "Frank Wiley, Jr. / 815 Oak Hill Ave. / Hagerstown, Md." Handwritten in pencil across obverse is "Sat. Oct. 31: / at 12/30 O Clocks / Per wave".
Wiley, Bessie Oldham
Wiley, Franklin A., Jr.
Wiley, Franklin A., Sr.
|Credit Line||Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman|