Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Last Stage of the Journey in Breaking-Up Season (1892)

Kate Marsden, On Sledge and Horseback to the Outcast Siberian Lepers (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892), 184.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

After Rough Ice, an Easy Place (1898)

William Martin Conway, With Ski and Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers (London: J.M. Dent & Company, 1898), 80.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Whole Thing Just Went All to Pieces (1885)

Jimmy Brown, “A Sleigh Ride,” Harper's Young People 6 (October 27, 1885): 820.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tom is Too Fat to Run Fast (1909)

McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (New York: American Book Company, 1909), 24.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I Made a Fire, and by Boiling Snow Made My Kettle (1896)

John MacDougall,  Saddle, Sled and Snowshoe: Pioneering on the Saskatchewan in the Sixties, Illustrations by J.E. Laughlin (Cincinnati: Jennings and Graham, 1896), frontispiece.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Snow Is Slippery, and You Often Make a Faux Pas (1852)

Uncle Thomas, Cherry Blossoms and a New Years Wreath for 1852 (Philadelphia: E.H. Butler and Company, 1852), frontispiece.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Livingstone Had to Dodge for His Life (1899)

Thomas Nelson Page, Santa Claus’s Partner (New York: Charles Scribner Sons, 1899), 42.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

It Was Found That the Parson Could Steer the Sled (1888)

Illustration by Thomas Worth, W.H.H. Murray, How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney Kept New Year’s: And Other Stories (Boston: Cupples and Hurd, 1888), 35.