I'm still knitting for Christmas. I had to stop for a couple days because Nicky bit my hand Thanksgiving Day; it swelled up bigger than Montana and hurt like the Dickens, but it has gotten better, and now I am back to the Christmas knitting.
So, in an effort to distract you from the lack of knitting in my blog, I thought I would show you something I found. Did you know that if you go to the Library of Congress, select photos, prints and drawings for the format in the search box and type in "Christmas", you can look at a jillion Christmas pictures from the 1800s to today? There is everything from posters, old Christmas cards that somebody in government received, old photos, everything. There is just a TON of stuff. I spent a lot of time looking at it, and I only got through about 19 pages -- out of 113! Here is just a smattering:
Future Christmas 1896
U. S. Christmas 1899
Photographic print on stereo card, 1897
Santa telephoning for more supplies, 1897
(Some things never change!)
Red Cross nurse with soldier and Christmas decorations, sometime between 1910 - 1930.
Santa receiving aeroplane pilot's license from the Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1927. (I am glad Santa is a safe and legal flyer!)
Washington, DC Christmas shopping at Woolworth's Five and Ten, 1941
Store window display, 1940/41
Christmas, it seems, is still the same as it always was. And that is reassuring!
You may note that if you go to www.yarndemon.com, my 2014 Christmas Musical Advent Calendar selections will be at the top of my posts for the next 25 days; you need to download Spotify to play them, but it is free!