Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas Dream Come True

The first commercial electric Christmas tree lights weren't available until around 1900, so public displays must have been an amazing sight for people who were barely out of the gas lamp era.

It would have been like competing with the stars in the heavens.

Christmas in the Square — St Nicholas magazine — 1916


Bob said...

I have several books (vintage, of course!) with similar page layouts. Why can't we create books that look like this? How wonderful that would be!

I particularly like the bower of tree going down either side...

Sim said...

Wonderful illustration!
Thank you very much!
I wish you & yours all the best for Xmas time.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Bob.

Thanks Sim.

Best wishes to you both.

Tororo said...

Thanks for sharing, and have the most brightly illuminated Christmas!