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Object Name Card, Greeting
Object ID 2015.008.015
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary Christmas card, to Bessie Oldham from Eunice Jones and Holland Holton, 1911. The card appears to have been made for and given to the fifth grade students of West Durham Graded School, Durham, NC. Card is two pieces of cardstock tied together at top center with thin red cord. First page is printed with wreath or arrangement of holly leaves and berries; superimposed on illustration is a large white rectangle bearing black text "West Durham Graded School / West Durham, N.C. / Christmas, 1911 / Fifth Grade, 1911-12". Second page is printed with illustration of an arrangement of large green leaves and white or light blue berries; superimposed on illustration is a large white rectangle bearing names of fifty-four male and female students in two columns; Bessie Oldham's name is included. Two names are amended in black ink ("Virginia Cor[?]ey" changed to "Virginia Copeland"; "Hubert Yearly" changed to "Hubert Yearby"). On reverse of second page, a message is handwritten in ink: "To Bessie Oldham, / With best wishes for a / Merry Christmas and a / good year's work. / Eunice Jones / Holland Holton".

List of student names:
Annie Aldridge; Gertrude Bailey; Frank Bowen; Verna Britt; Effie Cates; Manning Cates; Moody Cheek; Ollie Cheek; Walter Cole; Virginia Copeland; Annie May Cox; Mary Culberson; Harry Curlee; Viola Dennis; John Duhling; Nettie Evans; Arthur Ewing; Willard Farrington; Della Ferrell; Allie Gresham; Arthur Harris; Norman Hawley; Malcom Hix; Pat Jones; Robert Jones; Clarence Kimrey; James Kimrey; Flossie King; Ruby McNeill; Tula Malone; Mamie Mansfield; Mary Bell Moore; Ruth Murray; Lena Neal; Bessie Oldham; Bessie Parrish; Callie Phillips; Elizabeth Phillips; Ruby Pleasant; Annie Pirie; Kenith Poe; Lucy Riley; Roscoe Sharpe; Delphia Smith; Cecil Thompson; May Thornburg; Beulah Tickle; Myrtle Tinnin; Flonnie May Watson; Maud Weaver; Acree Webster; Dewey Yearby; Hubert Yearby; Thelma Yearby
Date 1911
People Wiley, Bessie Oldham
Search Terms Christmas
General: Education
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman