The Scrap Album - Site Guide

  • Victorian
  • Greeting Card
  • Manufacturers
  • for Christmas
  • and the
  • New Year

S Hildesheimer & Co

Siegmund Hildesheimer & Co were originally based in Manchester, England and by 1881 were also working from London. Trade directory for 1883 lists them as “merchants and manufacturers of gilt mouldings; publishers of oleographs, chromos and Christmas cards”, with premises at 62 Dantzic Street and 63 Miller Street, Manchester as well as 14 & 15 Silk Street, London.

Began publishing Christmas cards in 1876 and continued into the 1890s.

  • Above
  • Siegmund Hildesheimer & Co London and Manchester
  • Designed in England
  • Printed in Germany
  • No 1002
  • 127 x 121mm (5 x 4¾in)

Below is a rarely seen greeting card packet or envelope entitled Seedtime and Harvest containing four of the original six cards displaying “rural scenes with scripture texts and illustrative verses or hymns”.

Greeting card packet
  • Above
  • S Hildesheimer & Co
  • London  Manchester  New York
  • Packet No 384
  • 114 x 165mm (4½ x 6½in)

Albums & Scraps
Saint Valentines Day
Easter & Fairyland
Christmas & New Year
Printed Ephemera