Monday, December 31, 2012

Happier the Walkers (1881)

Happier the walkers
"Winter and its Pleasures:" Arthur's Home Magazine 46. (January 1881).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Wind is His Whip (1862)

Winter, the wind is his whip.
"Our Survey of Literature and Science." The Cornhill Magazine 7. (December 1862).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Christmas Tree (1872)

The Christmas Tree
"Christmas Throughout Christendom." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 46. (December 1872).

Friday, December 28, 2012

Characters in Christmas Plays (1872)

Characters in the Christmas plays: Devil, Pharisees, Angel Gabriel, Star-bearer
"Christmas Throughout Christendom." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 46. (December 1872).

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Christ-Child & Hans Trapp (1872)

The Christ-Child and Hans Trapp
"Christmas Throughout Christendom." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 46. (December 1872).

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Over a Jorum of Punch (1894)

Seated over a jorum of punch, reading the "Christmas Carol."
L.F. Austin and A.R. Ropes. "The Whirligig of Time." Illustrated by Phil May. The English Illustrated Magazine 11 (1893-1894).

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve (1849)

Leaves for a Christmas Bough: Love, Truth, and Hope. (Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1849). 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nornen Under the World-Ash (1898)

The Nornen, or Fates, under the World-Ash
Carol Wenckebach. A Christmas Book: On the Origins of the Christmas Tree, the Mistletoe, the Yule Log, and St. Nicholas. (Massachusetts: Wellesly College, 1898).

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The World-Ash Yggdrasil (1898)

The world-ash Yggdrasil
Carol Wenckebach. A Christmas Book: On the Origins of the Christmas Tree, the Mistletoe, the Yule Log, and St. Nicholas. (Massachusetts: Wellesly College, 1898).

Friday, December 21, 2012

The India Scarf Once Hung On (1882)

The wonderful Christmas tree
Mary C. Webster. The Wonderful Christmas Tree. (Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1882).

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spruce, Pine, & Cedar (1874)

Christmas Greens. (Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1874).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Painted in Realistic Colors (1944)

"Artificial Christmas Trees." Popular Mechanics 82. (December 1944).

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Again the Lonesome Streets (1879)

It was hard to leave a scene of so much comfort and to trudge again the dark and lonely streets.
A.H. Mann. "Lottie: A Story of Christmas Eve." Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine 4. (January 1879).

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

l'Arbre de Noël (1880)

Théatre de la Porte St Martin. Tous les soirs à 7h 3/4, l'Arbre de Noël
Théatre de la Porte St Martin. Tous les soirs à 7h 3/4, l'Arbre de Noël - Dimanches et fêtes matinées à 1h 1/4.  Gallica.bnf.fr. Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Leaf from the Christmas Tree (1852)

F. Gilbert White. A Leaf from the Christmas Tree. (London: Thomas Bosworth, 1852).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waiting in the Woods (1902)

Allie M. Felker. Toyon: A Book of Holiday Recitations for the Children of the Home, the School, and the Church.  (San Francisco: The Whitaker and Bay Company, 1902).

Monday, December 10, 2012

For the Hard-Hearted Rascals (1866)

A tree for the heard-hearted rascals.
The Christmas Tree: A Story for Young and Old. (London: John Morgan, 1866).

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Beauty with Indirect Lighting (1929)

Dick Cole. "Dressing up the Christmas Tree." Popular Mechanics 52 (December 1929).

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lit with Tapers, Hung with Toys (1856)

The Christmas Tree: A Book of Instruction and Amusement for All Young People with Numerous Illustrations. (London: James Blackwood, 1856).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Like a Tree of Beautiful Fire (1863)

Mrs. Lovechild. The Christmas Tree and Other Stories for the Young. (Boston: William H. Hill, Jr., 1863).


Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Evergreen Tree (1917)

The Evergreen Tree
Percy MacKaye. The Evergreen Tree. (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1917).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Revolving Christmas Tree (1909)

George A. Howell. "A Revolving Christmas Tree." Popular Mechanics. (December 1909).

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Three Christmas Trees (1886)

Three Christmas Trees
Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing. Lob Lie-by-the-fire: The Brownies and Other Tales. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Magically Beautiful Effects (1927)

Lawrence B. Robbins. "New Ways to Light Your Tree: How to Create Brilliant Christmas Effects--An Illuminated Stand, Varicolored Spotlight, and Other Novelties." Popular Science. 111 (December 1927).

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Our Christmas Tree (1884)

"See, Rollo," cried Maia; "see, there is our Christmas tree."
Mrs. Molesworth. Christmas-Tree Land. Illustrated by Walter Crane. (New York: MacMillan and Company, 1884).

Saturday, December 1, 2012

They Took the Little Fir (1897)

So they took the little fir from its place
Henry Van Dyke. The First Christmas Tree. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897).

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tommy and the Sailor (1872)

Tommy and the Sailor
John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom. Our Young Folks: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls.  8 (November, 1872.)

The Quarrel (1901)

The New McGuffy Second Reader. (New York: American Book Company, 1901).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Position for Reading (1875)

Lewis B. Monroe. The First Reader. (Philadelphia: Cowperthwait and Company, 1875).

Monday, November 26, 2012

Through These We Smashed (1894)

Through These We Smashed
Robert V. V. Sewell. "My First and Last Balloon Ascension (Artists' Adventure Series). The Century Magazine. 47 (April 1894).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hornet's Nest (1872)

John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom. Our Young Folks: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls.  8 (November, 1872.)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

At the Sea-Side (1875)

At the sea-side
C.S. Dawe. The Holburn Series of Reading Books: Infant Reader No. 1. (London: The Educational Supply Association, 1875).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lesson XIV (1884)

Rebecca D. Rickoff. Appletons' Chart Primer: Exercises in Reading at Sight,and Language and Color Lessons for Beginners. (New York: American Book Company, 1884).

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gob ble Tur keys A way (1904)

Thanks giv ing gob ble tur keys a way
Frances Eggleston Blodget, Andrew Burr Blodgett. A Primer. (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1904).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hit Stick! Stick Hit! She Cried (1895)

Hit Stick! Stick Hit! She Cried
Joel Chandler Harris. Mr. Rabbit at Home: A Sequel to Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country. Illustrations by  Oliver Herford. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, & Company, 1895).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Lesson of Dancing (1820)

Juvenile Incidents; or the Studies and Amusements of a Day. (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1820).

Monday, November 19, 2012

I've Torn the Virgil (1868)

Mr. Frankland, I've torn the Virgil.
S.E. De Morgan. Algy's Lesson. Illustrations by Kronheim. (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1868).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I See a Man (1885)

I see a man.  I see a man. See me. See me.
Monroe's New Primer.  (Philadelphia: E.H. Butler and Company, 1885).

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Mud-King's Daughter (1870)

The Mud-King's Daughter
Hans Christian Anderson. Fairy Tales and Sketches. (London: Bell and Daldy, 1870).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Prince Lets Out the Hairy Man (1897)

Andrew Lang, ed. The Pink Fairy Book. Illustrations by H.J. Ford. (New York: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1897).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ran . . . Away (1910)

Ran . .  . Away | The Little Gingerbread Man
Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free. Reading-Literature: The Primer Adapted and Graded.  Illustrations by Frederick Richardson. (Chicago: Row, Peterson, and Company, 1910).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ned and Nell, Part 1 (1893)

Ned and Nell, Part 1
Anna B. Badlam. A Primer. (Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1893).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012