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Oh, by gosh, by golly. It?s time for . . . rowdy bands of drunkards roaming the streets, lighting firecrackers, and firing off guns? Gangs of masked youths invading people?s houses, demanding food, drink, and money—and threatening to break the windows (or worse) unless they?re given what they want?
Welcome to Christmas, circa 1800. Yes, the season of light, joy, and gift-giving was once regarded as a time of darkness, danger, and dissipation—and celebrated with all-too-public displays of noisemaking, inebriation, and gluttonous overeating. (Well, maybe not everything has changed.) And though we tend to imagine Victorian-era Christmases as sentimental gatherings around the candlelit tree, blazing hearth, and festive punchbowl, the 19th-century evidence tells us quite otherwise.
Drawing from his extensive collection of antique postcards, greeting cards, advertising giveaways, and other ephemera, author John Grossman presents a picture of Christmas past that, frankly, looks a lot more like Halloween. Broomstick-riding witches and vampire bat–borne cupids deliver New Year?s greetings. Fur-clad fairies gather ?round a campfire to roast their Christmas dinner—a huge dead rat. And Saint Nicholas? He?s that skinny guy in the bishop robes who arrives with his dark companion, the Devil-like Krampus brandishing switches to punish the badly behaved.
With Christmas Curiosities, STC wishes you a very merry, very scary Christmas.
Über den Autor:
John Grossman is the owner of one of the world?s largest collections of museum-quality artifacts and ephemera from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He is the co-author of A Victorian Scrapbook, Joy to the World, A Victorian Christmas, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, all published by Workman. We Wish You a Merry Christmas has subsequently been republished by Castle Books.
Titel: Christmas Curiosities: Odd, Dark, and ...
Verlag: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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