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This card is from the Read Thompson collection of Christmas cards 1880 to 1900, in the Decorative Art collection at National Museums Liverpool.
The verse inside reads:
'When a cow meets a train that's resolved to dash through,
It generally proves rather "bad for the coo".
When a Bob sees a motor and thinks he can stop her,
It likewise appears rather "bad for the copper":
Poor Robert in helm and immaculate clothes,
Becomes a mere bundle of bruises and woes.
I hope such encounters may not be your fate,
But your Christmas be grand and your running be great.
A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.'
Accession number 50.30.486