Christmas, 1853

Thayer--Christmas-Present.jpg

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Title

Christmas, 1853

Description

Idealized illustration of family at the holiday appears in William Makepeace Thayer's "Merry Christmas: A Christmas Present for Children and Youth." A popular children's writer, Thayer attempted to weed out the pagan traditions from Christian piety, but during the 1800s it was a losing battle as the "fun and frolic" he condemned became mainstream.

Creator

Thayer, William Makepeace

Publisher

Cyrus Stone

Date

1853

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Thayer, William Makepeace. "Merry Christmas: A Christmas Present for Children and Youth." Boston: Cyrus Stone, 1853

Format

jpeg, 394 KB

Type

Book illustration

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Book illustration

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5 in.