Seasons Greetings!

By Eben Lehman on December 24, 2008

In honor of the season, Peeling Back the Bark would like to feature a small selection of just a few of the holiday cards and greetings found in various Forest History Society archival collections. The following selected materials represent just a fraction of the many collections available in the FHS Archives. Below each image can be found some brief caption information and the collection name. Happy holidays!

Smokey Bear Christmas card, from Rudolph Wendelin Papers.

1935 U.S. Forest Service North Central Region holiday card, from Rudolph Wendelin Papers.

Wooden Christmas card, from Milton K. Lockwood Collection.

Society of American Foresters holiday card, circa 1970, from Society of American Foresters Records.


Christmas card sent to Wilson Compton in 1932 from employees of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association, from Wilson Martindale Compton Papers.

Invitation to the 1966 Forest Service family Christmas party, from Rudolph Wendelin Papers.