Early 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Greeting Cards

Early 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Greeting Cards

What I found most interesting about these early 1960s new baby cards, is the frequent golden shoe motif. Also, most of the baby shower cards seem relatively gender-neutral, because¬†ultrasound wasn’t used for sex-determination until the early 70s (according to this article on LiveScience).

The little rhymes and happy illustrations inside these baby shower cards are totally cute!

I don’t know much about the background or people behind these cards, but I believe that the mother was a stay-at-home mom in Saint Louis City, and probably Catholic. I forget the date, but I think they’re from 1963 or 1964. Definitely new baby cards from the early 1960s!

Best wishes, gifts, and kind words for the mother to be and her soon-to-be-born baby!


About The Author

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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