Bits and bobs from the lovely long 19th Century.

  1. Gruß vom Krampus
19th Century Greeting Card

Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.

    Gruß vom Krampus

    19th Century Greeting Card

    Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies Saint Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened child away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.

  2. hatsfromhistory:

lauramcphee:

[Unidentified woman, about 30 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, wearing bonnet] Mathew Brady, c1844-60 

What a lovely portrait!

    hatsfromhistory:

    lauramcphee:

    [Unidentified woman, about 30 years of age, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, wearing bonnet] Mathew Brady, c1844-60 

    What a lovely portrait!

    (via )

  3. oldbookillustrations:

Front cover from Hood’s poems, illustrated by Myles Birket Foster, London, 1871.
(Source: archive.org)

    oldbookillustrations:

    Front cover from Hood’s poems, illustrated by Myles Birket Foster, London, 1871.

    (Source: archive.org)

  4. my-ear-trumpet:

lostsplendor:

Football Team, c. 1900 (via Animal House: 1900 | Shorp)

“Football team.” Circa 1895-1910, location unknown. “James” written on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative, Library of Congress.

They have a little French Bulldog mascot! *Squeeee*

    my-ear-trumpet:

    lostsplendor:

    Football Team, c. 1900 (via Animal House: 1900 | Shorp)

    “Football team.” Circa 1895-1910, location unknown. “James” written on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative, Library of Congress.

    They have a little French Bulldog mascot! *Squeeee*

  5. tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1855, [daguerreotype of erotic scene in a hayloft], attributed to Felix Jacques Antoine Moulin
via Luminous Lint, Private collection of W. & T. Bosshard, Courtesy of Carl Mautz Vintage Photography & Publishing

    tuesday-johnson:

    ca. 1855, [daguerreotype of erotic scene in a hayloft], attributed to Felix Jacques Antoine Moulin

    via Luminous Lint, Private collection of W. & T. Bosshard, Courtesy of Carl Mautz Vintage Photography & Publishing

    (via )

  6. The Vampires or the Landlords of San Francisco
from The Wasp
last half of 19th century

My husband and I have been thinking of moving to San Francisco after our time in Japan, but the rent costs are insane. I see things haven’t changed.

    The Vampires or the Landlords of San Francisco

    from The Wasp

    last half of 19th century

    My husband and I have been thinking of moving to San Francisco after our time in Japan, but the rent costs are insane. I see things haven’t changed.

  7. A Happy New Year, 1867
by William MaGrath, published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper
January 12, 1867
Wood Engraving

    A Happy New Year, 1867

    by William MaGrath, published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

    January 12, 1867

    Wood Engraving

  8. The Birth of the New Year
Harper’s Weekly
January 9, 1875

    The Birth of the New Year

    Harper’s Weekly

    January 9, 1875

  9. Listening for the New Year’s Chimes
published in Every Saturday
Jan. 28, 1871

    Listening for the New Year’s Chimes

    published in Every Saturday

    Jan. 28, 1871

  10. Fetching Home the Christmas Dinner
From The London Illustrated News, Christmas Supplement
1848

    Fetching Home the Christmas Dinner

    From The London Illustrated News, Christmas Supplement

    1848

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