Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Red Stocking Fund Donation Collection Folder from New York Methodist Hospital

This is such an interesting and unique vintage Christmas ephemera collectible.   This little red Christmas stocking is actually a donation folder.  As you open the folder, you will see slots for dimes and also for bills.  I found this in an estate lot of (mostly Victorian) Christmas ephemera.  I wanted to date this ephemera.  After doing some research, I found that Robert Diedendorf (mentioned on the folder) was the President of New York Methodist Hospital in the 1950's, so that helps to date this unique piece.  With the Red Stocking Fund Soiree recently being held by New York Methodist, I think this is a particularly unique and interesting item.  You'll find it here:  Red Stocking Fund Ephemera at Birdhouse Books