The practice of sending birthday cards began in the late 19th century and soon became popular. Some, such as these, were in fact postcards, and the sender wrote a personal message on the back.
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Reference: Eph-A-CARDS-McLeod-Birthday-001; Eph-A-CARDS-McCarthy-011; Eph-A-CARDS-McCarthy-012
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