Greetings telegrams for babies (1959)

Greetings telegrams were originally introduced in Denmark in 1907. The UK followed in 1935. These celebratory messages were brightly decorated and proved to be very popular especially for events that couldn’t be planned in advance, such as the birth of a baby. This telegram depicts a stork holding a baby in its beak over a 'GPO' cradle and comes with an envelope with a 'GPO' sign and nappy pins. Inside a mother sits up in bed with the baby while a father stands at the foot of the bed. The artist is G Burrell.

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