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Nineteenth Century Toy – German Jacks-on-a-string (Jumping-Jacks)

The Jacks-on-strings are a very mixed company. They are all dressed up in their best clothes, and they wear particularly fine hats. Some look like soldiers, some like Punch, but they are all in jolly mood. f you pull the … Continue reading

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German Christmas Candelabra (19th Century)

We are all pleased when at Christmas the “mountain spider”, that is the candelabrum, hangs from the ceiling. Ours is particularly beautiful. On top there is a little temple with Mary and Jesus. Below, a train is taking a lot … Continue reading

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Olbernhau Nutcracker | History of Christmas Decorations and Traditions

Mr. Nutcracker has a very big head. For this reason he can crack the largest nuts. He has a rabbit-skin cap, and his beard is remarkably like rabbit-skin too. His clothes are very coloured. He comes from Olbernhau. Excerpt: Toys, … Continue reading

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Image of an Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding | 1881

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Nineteenth Century image of boy riding rocking horse | 1885

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A Ride With The Holly | 1877

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Father Christmas – a 19th century poem by Alice Mobin

FATHER CHRISTMAS. By Alice Mobin. *                  Here’s old Father Christmas come again,                     Come meet him, girls and boys;

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