Baby Shower Cards from 1962

Baby Shower Cards from 1962
This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

1960s baby shower invitation card

These baby shower cards are from a party held on August 14, 1962 in what was then a working middle class neighborhood of St. Louis, MO… I got lucky, the shower invitation was in the box! It was thrown at the mother’s home, by her mom.

“A Baby Shower is on the way, So please jot down the time and day.”

It was held at 7:30pm, presumably after dinner and when the weather would be getting more comfortably cool. I was able to do a little research and find out that August 14, 1962 was a Tuesday.

This expectant mother was quite organized, and wrote what gifts she received on the back of each card.  I can’t wait to post the cute new baby celebration cards that her guests gave her. It looks like quite a large party (unless she just saved the invitation from one shower, and had a few as was common).

 

Baby Shower Invitation Scan from the early 1960s

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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