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Illustration of a policeman diving into a snowy bank to avoid a car, with text: 'A Happy Christmas be yours. Pip pip’

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.L.S.
A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.'

Accession number 50.30.486

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