Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Merry Christmas to You, Mr. Grouch (1915)

Edith Houghton Hooker. "The Spirit of Chistmas." St. Nicholas 43 (December 1915).

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hauling in the Yule Log (1884)

"Christmas Past." Harper's New Monthly Magazine. 70 (December 1884).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Faithful Old Santa Read Every One (1911)

Ernest Cobb & Bertha Browning Cobb. A Second Reader: Design to Teach Animated, Expressive, Oral Reading. (Boston: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1911.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Santa Is a Man of Taste (1899)

Charles Autin  Bates. "The Dry Goods Store." (New York: The Charles Austin Bates Co. Inc., 1899.)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Santa & the Snow Queen (1915)

J.D. Whitney. "Mrs. S. Claus's Predictament." St. Nicholas. 43 (December 1913).

Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa Lucia Virgen Y Martir (19th Century?)

Digital Library of MCA Montpellier. "Santa Lucia Virgen y Martir." Woodcut. Spain. (19th century?).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bringing in the Boar's Head (1873)

"Christmas Without Chrisendom." Harpers New Monthly Magazine. 46  (January 1873).

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Lord of Misrule (1884)

"Christmas Past." Harper's New Monthly Magazine. 70 (December 1884).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wassailing the Apple Trees in Devonshire (1902)

William Frances Dawson. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations: Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries: Depicting, by Pen and Pencil, Memorable Celebrations, Stately Meetings of Early Kings, Remarkable Event, Romantic Episodes, Brave Deeds, Picturesque Customs, Time-honoured Sports, Royal Christmases, Coronations and Royal Marriages, Chivalric Feats, Court Banquetings and Revellings, Christmas at the Colleges and the Inns of Court, Popular Festivities, and Christmas-keeping in Different Parts of the World, Derived from the Most Authentic Sources, and Arranged Chronologically. (London: Elliot Stock, 1902).

Friday, December 6, 2013

St. Nicholas & the Miracle of the Three Butchered Children (1874)

Anna Brownell Jameson.Sacred and Legendary Art. Volume 2. Containing the Patron Saints, the Martyrs, the Early Bishops, the Hermits, and the Warrior Saints of Christendom, as Represented in the Fine Arts. 7th ed. (London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1874.)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mr. Dog and Mr. Bear Met Right at the Cottage Door (1915)

Mabel Fuller Blodgett. "The Strange Story of Mr. Dog and Mr. Bear. St. Nicholas. 43 (December 1915).

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Calculated for Different Parallels (1877)

The Illustrated Catholic Family Almanac for the United States for the Year of Our Lord 1877. Calculated for Different Parallels of Latitude and Adapted for Use Throughout the Country. (New York: The Catholic Publication Society, 1877).

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Their First Impulse Was to Run (1910)

Robert Alexander Wason. "Stopped on a Country Road." The Steering Wheel. Illustrated by Paul J. Meylan. (New York: Grossett and Dunlap, 1910).

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Now I'll Light Up and Be Happy (1895)

Ella MacMahon. A Modern Man. Illustrations by Ida Loverling. (New York: MacMillan and Company, 1895).

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Corinna Caught His Sleeve with an Impetuous Hand (1910)

Katharine Holland Brown. White Roses.Illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg. (New York: Duffield and Company, 1910).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

You Are a Man and Able to Go On. I Know What That Means. And You Like It. (1898)

Richard Harding Davis. "The Kings Jackal." Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson. Scribners. 23 (June 1898).

Monday, November 18, 2013

She Looked At Him Thoughtfully For About A Dozen Seconds Before She Answered (1918)

Henry Kitchell Webster. "The White Arc." Illustrated by W.E. Hill. Everybody's Magazine. 38 (February 1918).

Friday, November 15, 2013

"Do You Remember," He Asked Gently,"What I Told You About the True Adventurers?" (1910)

Frederick Orin Bartlett. The Prodigal Pro Tem. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. (Boston: Small, Maynard, & Company, 1910).

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"My Lad!" She Whispered, "I'm So Tired–So Tired!" (1910)

Stephen Chalmers. When Love Calls Men to Arms:  An Autobiography of Love and Adventure, Truthfully Set Down by Rorie MacClean, Laird of Kilellan, in the 17th Century, and Here Rewritten from the Original MS. into Clearer English. Illustration by Howard Chandler Christy. (Boston: Small, Maynard, & Company, 1910).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Possible I May Miss You a Little Wee (1869)

Neslie Brook. "Hettie Deane's Flirtation." Illustration by W.R. Buckman. Golden Arrows: being an extra part of The Quiver for Christmas 1869.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

"And You Love Me," Said She (1862)

"The Small House at Allington. Chapter IV. Mrs. Roper's Boarding House." The Cornhill Magazine 6. (October 1862).

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Shadowy Past Give Up Its Dead (1867)

W.M. Stathum. "Found." Illustrated by M. Ellen Edwards. The Quiver 2. (January 19, 1867).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Then He Lowered Her Until Her Hand Touched the Fence (1910)

Robert Alexander Wason. The Steering Wheel. Illustrated by Paul J. Meylan. (New York: Grossett and Dunlap, 1910).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Suddenly She Reached for the Wounded Hand, Raised It Gently, and Touched It to Her Lips (1918)

Henry Kitchell Webster. "The White Arc." Illustrated by Percy E. Cowen. Everybody's Magazine 38. (February 1918).

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I Don't Think I Can Dance (1893)

E.F. Benson. "The Story of a Mazurka." Illustrated by Gordon Browne. The English Illustrated Magazine 11. (1893).

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Man of Letters (1815)

"The Man of Letters." Engraving by J. Fittler. The Entertaining Magazine, or Repository of General Knowledge for the Year 1815: Containing Biography, Manners and Customs of Foreign Nations, Essays, Tales, Adventures, Poetry, Astronomy, Foreign and Domestic Occurences, etc. etc. By the Most Celebrated Modern Authors III. (January 1815).

Friday, November 1, 2013

I Thought I Should Find You Here (1893)

Joseph Percival Pollard. "Daughter of Chicago." Belford's Monthly 10. (March 1893).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baby and the Tame Crow (1872)

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

Monday, October 28, 2013

An Unexpected Upset (1863)

The Boy's Miscellany: An Illustrated Journal of Useful and Entertaining Literature for Youth. 1 (London: E. Harrison, 1863.)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Summer (1871)

Cassell's Illustrated Almanac for 1871. (London: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1871).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

cry want do poor (1901)

Mary Elizabeth Burt. Mildren Howells. The Literary Primer: First Steps with Good Writers. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

He Succeeded in Catching Hold (1906)

Alfred Wilson Barrett. "Mr. Wilkins." The English Illustrated Magazine 34. (January 1906).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Caught (1871)

Cassell's Illustrated Almanac for 1871. (London: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1871).

Friday, October 18, 2013