Postcard depicitng a crib or puppet stage from Krakow, printed with 'Wesotych Swiat'. The card, written in Polish, is addressed to Otto Samson at the Horniman Museum. It reads: 'Dear Sir and Family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Franciszek Fratek (Bratek) from Myślenice Museum.Thank you for your goodwill. Our grandson Januszek keeps well. I send you the book „Polska Sztuka Ludowa”. Best regards for you and your family.' [Translated by Justyna Otwinowska].

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