Antiques Freaks

205 Victorian Christmas Cards

December 22, 2021

Goats stealing fruit from a boy's basket. Frogs in little jackets skewering each other with teensy swords. A jolly party of Ice Age mammals skating across a frozen pond. What do these images have in common? CHRISTMAS! At least, according to those wacky Victorians and their sickening whimsy. Blame Charles Dickens. (Content warning for discussions of child abuse and child death.)

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