Christmas Cards from the Josephine Rucker Powell Collection
"Season's Greetings to the Powells"
Christmas Cards From the Josephine Rucker Powell Collection
The Josephine Rucker Powell Papers include hundreds of Christmas cards sent to her and her husband, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. over a period of more than forty years. Featured here are cards sent by prominent government officials.
Above is an undated card from President and Mrs. Ford. Below is the 1974 White House Christmas Card from the Fords.
Above, cards from Presidents Carter and Reagan.
The above card opens to show the entire Bush family.
Card from Justice William O. Douglas and his wife, n.d.
Above and below, from Justice and Mrs. Potter Stewart, n.d.
Above and below, Justice O'Connor's card from 1983.
Above, greetings from former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and his wife, n.d.
Carla Hills (seated at far right,) first woman to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (under Pres. Ford,) and family, c. 1975. She was the third woman to serve as a cabinet officer.
Above, two undated Christmas cards, ante 1981, from Lord Chief Justice and Lady Widgery.