The Scrap Album - Site Guide

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

Robert Canton

Canton’s business listing in the 1852 Post Office London Directory includes “Artist in chromolithography, lithographic printer & publisher in general, valentine maker.”

Production of Christmas and New Year cards date from the early 1860s - 1880s.

Many early Christmas cards of the 1860s have much in common with the Valentine and were often produced by the same publishers.

  • Above
  • Canton Christmas card,
  • pierced and embossed with
  • central illustration printed by
  • chromo-lithography
  • circa 1860/70s
  • 76 x 114mm (3 x 4½in)

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