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Laser Image Greeting Card (Santa and toys)

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Collier, Louise; A. H. Prismatic Ltd.
Date made: 1984
Materials: embossed mylar foil (white light transmission); foil
Measurements: 4 in x 5 3/4 in
Nomenclature: commercial
Classification: holograms

Embossed, square foil sticker adhered to front of greeting card / Christmas card; sticker is a rainbow-colored hologram of Santa holding a sack of toys, with starry nightime sky in background; blue border with Christmas motifs surrounds the sticker; inside of card reads `Merry Christmas and Happy New Year; back of card reads `Laser Image, First Ever! Christmas Card with a Hologram Sticker, reflects a rainbow of color in 3D! In bright overhead light the image turns on! The image on the front of this card is an embossed hologram produced by a laser and recorded as a series of microscopic ripples on a mirrored surface; to use the sticker: after choosing a place where the light will strike it peel off the backing paper. Lay down one edge first, then with a soft tissue or cloth gently smooth the sticker onto the surface; (A.H. 1000) "Christmas" X401, Designed by Louise Collier, Copyright A.H. PRISMATIC LTD. 1984, Made in England'; comes with envelope of same size.

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