We can’t help sharing this beauty—handmade congratulatory (greeting) addresses. Now you simply download the greeting card background and appropriate rhyme lines from Yandex, choose the font, fill in the greeting form, and print it.
But in the 20 century… The main secret of success was to have a talented calligrapher among the personnel. And also the one who is a great hand at neatly composing texts. Incredible patience. Indian ink and a pen. A razor blade for erasing errors.
And if there is also the one who can paint a fanciful initial capital in water-colours and ornament the cover…
Photo: Birthday greeting addresses to Bruno Pontecorvo from his colleagues at JINR and from other organizations.