Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Victorian Christmas Cards

This week's Victorian Christmas cards are from a falling-to-bits scrap book I've had for years; so long that I can't remember exactly where it came from.

The book is dirty, battered and water damaged but the images it contains are interesting. There's a mixture of photographs dated between 1869 and 1873 - British churches and castles, houses, pagodas and foreign scenes, a few unidentified family groups - plus pages of Christmas, Easter and birthday cards, many of them with religious themes.

The festive season is almost upon us and I'd like to wish all my fellow Sepia Saturday participants a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2012.


Postcardy said...

That scrapbook must be fun to peruse, despite its condition.

Little Nell said...

The cards seem just as bright and colourful so it doesn’t matter about the album really.

Tattered and Lost said...

What a find! I saw one in an antique store the other day for $180. It was tempting, but not THAT tempting.

Anonymous said...

I hope you'll be posting more from your Scrap Book in future - looks very interesting :-) Jo

Mike Brubaker said...

An interesting find and reminder that cards were once valued more than they are today. Best wishes for 2012