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).