Christmas card from the Kirchhoffers

This is a real photo postcard from 1923, featuring an image of a lovely, curly headed boy and a religious sentiment.

Love in Born!

Love that light’neth one and all,

Love that shines through tiny eyes,

Love that transforms Bethlehem’s stall.

Christ-love, lighten, transform, call

Us Thy children. O arise

In childlike hearts today.

From all the Kirchhoffers

All Saints’ Rectory, Riverside.

Christmas 1923

This little boy is most likely Donald (b 1922) to Richard and Arline Kirchhoffer of Riverside, CA. Richard was the son of Irish immigrants (who were the descendants of Dutch immigrants to Ireland). They came through Canada to Manitoba, then settled in Ontario, CA which was an early Canadian colony in California. Richard graduated from University of Southern California in 1913, then went on the seminary and became an Episcopal minister. He was installed at the All Saints’ Rectory in 1919. Richard & Arline had another son, Richard Jr. born in 1919.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Dec 24, 2011 @ 18:52:03

    Merry Christmas.

    Cute lil’ fellow…


  2. Far Side of Fifty
    Dec 27, 2011 @ 22:03:38

    Oh he is so cute! :)


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