|Title||Christmas greeting card and envelope, from William Mason Colvig to Miss Alice Hanley, December 22, 1920|
|Object Name||card, greeting|
|Scope & Content||
Christmas greeting card and envelope, from William Mason Colvig to Miss Alice Hanley, postmarked December 22, 1920. Card is 4 ½ inches by 5 inches on pastel color-flecked, light blue cardstock. One side says "Merry Christmas" in the middle with a gold design border that is 1 ½ inches on the top, 1 inch on the bottom and ¾ inches on the sides. There is also a colored picture of a Santa Clause type figure in a sled with a reindeer pulling it past three teepees and a large sun or moon in the background. The opposite side of the card has a message written in what is presumed to be form of Chinook Jargon. It is written as follows
"Klihium! Nika Klose Kloochman! Nika tikka Mika iskum hiyou ictas okoke skookum Potlach
Wm. M. Colvig"
**A rough translation MAY be as follows (and in no way should be taken for fact). Translated using the book "Chinook, A History and Dictionary of Northwest Coast Trade Jargon," by Edward Harper Thomas, published 1970.
Klihium [Not found in dictionary; possibly a friendly title?]! My good woman! I wish you to get/have many things this great celebration [maybe Christmas?]
As you Please
Wm. M. Colvig
Located in MS9, folder 2.
|Collection||General History Collection|
Hanley, Alice E.
Colvig, William M., 1845-1936
|Year Range from||1920.0|
|Year Range to||1920.0|