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The Oddest Depiction of Christmas

Discussion in 'Personal' started by knitone, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Owing to a misreading of another thread title, I thought that I would share the following Victorian oddities:

    frog.jpg pot man.jpg scary pig.jpg dead robin.jpg
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  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  3. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I don't think we have too far to look for the culprit . . . dog.jpg
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  5. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    dead thrush.jpg

    And yet another . . .
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Those dead bird cards are what Victorian cats used to send to each other.
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  7. freedom-of-information

    freedom-of-information New commenter

  8. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter


    They do look rather smug.
  9. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

  10. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

  11. NoseyMatronType

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  12. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I've just been listening to Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince read by Ralph Fiennes on Radio4 Extra while washing the dishes I couldn't be bothered with last night (just a few hours into the Christmas holidays and already household standards have collapsed.)

    I love that story with the dead sparrow and the Prince's cracked lead heart being chosen by the angel as the two most precious things in the city. Yet it's such hokey, sentimental tosh.

    Must be the time of year..
  13. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    The pencil in her hand doesn't make sense.
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  14. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Maybe her primary teacher taught her a very specific style of handwriting.
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  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Not Christmas I know, but this early 20th century birthday card just has to be shown. How many child protection boxes does it NOT tick? It's scanned from an original that I have.


    Printed in Germany, it was given to an English girl called Clara from her (clearly insane) cousin Elise, who inscribed it thus:

    "Many happy returns of your birth.
    May sunshine and lights be given,
    May God in his mercy prepare you on Earth
    For glorious birthday in heaven."

    They don't make them like that any more do they?
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  17. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    This thread makes modern Christmas cards seem incredibly dreary and unimaginative.
    Time for Damian Hirst to get on the case.
  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

  19. cuteinpuce

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