Christmas Past

Overview

More than 200 colorful illustrations, dating from the Victorian age through the early twentieth century, celebrate Christmas traditions of years gone by. These beautiful illustrations, which originally appeared in calendars, advertisements, and greeting cards from across the United States and Europe, recall the wholesome holidays of simpler times. Nostalgic images of angels, St. Lucia, Yule logs, and wassailing are only some of the treasures selected from the more than 1,300 items in the author�s own collection...

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Overview

More than 200 colorful illustrations, dating from the Victorian age through the early twentieth century, celebrate Christmas traditions of years gone by. These beautiful illustrations, which originally appeared in calendars, advertisements, and greeting cards from across the United States and Europe, recall the wholesome holidays of simpler times. Nostalgic images of angels, St. Lucia, Yule logs, and wassailing are only some of the treasures selected from the more than 1,300 items in the author�s own collection of vintage Christmas books and ephemera.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589803565
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.15 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hallman Kissinger, a resident of Burlington, Iowa, has had a long career in the crafts and collectibles field, in particular, those relating to Christmas. She designed and marketed her own line of wooden folk-art Santas that were sold in thirty states. Her other design projects include embroidery patterns for VSM Sewing, Inc. and wooden craft items for Better Homes and Gardens . In addition to researching and collecting materials about the history of Christmas, Ms. Kissinger, dressed as Mrs. Claus, has given holiday presentations to schoolchildren. She is also the author of Christmas Past, published by Pelican.
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