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Lilac Hedges Love Notes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-135-0

Scope and Contents

Lilac Hedges Love Notes (2011-135-0) consists of two packages of shrink-wrapped heart-shaped love notes with coordinating envelopes. One is the faded face of a woman surrounded by stylized flowers, the other consists of stylized birds with blue clouds in the background.


  • Created: 1970s
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/08/2010


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Lilac Hedges Collection (2011-08-0) is a collection of greeting cards, original artwork, and other items pertaining to the former Lilac Hedges greeting card company of Litchfield, Connecticut. The card company was founded by Ralph P. Hinchman III, and was based in two buildings in Litchfield, a house and a barn, that originally belonged to the historic Echo Farms. The property was renamed “Lilac Hedges” by Ralph P. Hinchman III’s relatives, and the company was named after the property. The company appears to have done business in the 1950’s and 60’s. Hinchman started making greeting cards by making Christmas cards for neighbors, friends, and family which featured the person’s house on the card. The cards were created by various artists including Jac Venza, Hilary Knight, Donn Sheets, Henry Bowman, Hinchman himself, and various other artists including Andy Warhol who designed several cards.

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Method of Acquisition

Museum purchase.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Lilac Hedges Collection.


Lilac Hedges Love Notes
Kathy Craughwell-Varda
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759 US
860-567-3565 (Fax)