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George Cruikshank’s Christmas In London

December 7, 2023
by the gentle author

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As we brace ourselves for the forthcoming festive season, let us contemplate George Cruikshank‘s illustrations of yuletide in London 1838-53 from his Comic Almanack which remind us how much has changed and also how little has changed. (You can click on any of these images to enlarge)

A swallow at Christmas

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Christmas dining

Christmas bustle

Boxing day

Hard frost

A picture in the gallery

Theatrical dinner

The Parlour & the Cellar

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s birth

Twelfth Night – Drawing characters

January – Last year’s bills

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  1. December 7, 2023

    How true, how true, Christmas has always remained the same: on Christmas Eve everything should/must be harmonious and peaceful, but for exactly THIS reason it is NOT like that every time!

    I’d love to get caught up in the Christmas hustle and bustle pictured here and forget that the MINI ONE in British Racing Green I bought this year has already given up the ghost again…

    My saddest Christmas is coming up!

    Love & Peace

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