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Rebus Christmas Card

Charles Eames

c. 1930

Designed to fold in on itself to be easily mailed, this Christmas greeting to Charles's sister, Adele Eleanor Franks, shows Charles's creative mind at work, devising a rebus instead of simply relying on words. A rebus uses images to string together sounds into a word or phrase.

The translation for this rebus is: Marry (two people getting married) Christ Mass to you (stew) all (awl) and to all (wall) a good night. Catherine, Lucia, and Charles

  • Medium:Printmaking
  • Dimensions:3 x 90 1/2 in. (7.6 x 229.9 cm)
  • Item:A.2019.1.002