Christmas dinner celebrations on board HMS
Westminster on the 25th of December, 1941, while the warship was docked at Rosyth, Scotland. The ship served in – and survived – both the First and Second World Wars, and was then sold for scrap in 1947.
British History, History, Military, Photography, Vintage, World War Two
British History, Christmas, Christmas Dinner, Military, Photograph, Photography, Royal Navy, Scottish History, Second World War, Vintage, War, World War Two
With two weeks to go until Christmas, here is a Victorian Christmas card
from Nova Scotia in Canada.
This Christmas postcard, copyrighted in 1909, features a zeppelin. The airships were first flown commercially the following year, operated by German company Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-AG.
The image was created by American illustrator
Ellen Clapsaddle (8th January, 1865 – 7th January, 1934).
Early 20th Century, History, US History
1900s, 1909, 1910, Christmas, Christmas Card, Early 20th Century, Ellen Clapsaddle, German History, US History, Women's History, Zeppelin
Is anyone thinking about Christmas yet? I am!
May I draw your attention to these (real) gold and silver foil Christmas cards for sale, available to be shipped worldwide, featuring a Christmas quote from the final pages of Jane Austen’s
Pride and Prejudice:
Gold and White
Silver with Brown Paper
Gold with Grey Paper
Silver and White
And, if you’re not sure how shiny they’ll actually be in real life, here are some other Christmas cards from the same supplier I have bought in the past. (
and English Christmas cards .) Ukrainian Christmas cards
Children pose with Santa Claus in New South Wales, Australia on the 10th of November, 1941. Australia
had been at war for more than two years.
Photograph by Sam Hood.
Australia, History, On This Day, Photography, Vintage
1940s, 1941, Australia, Australian History, Children's History, Christmas, New South Wales, On This Day, Sam Hood, Santa Claus, Vintage
Bethlehem, the alleged birthplace of Jesus Christ, at Christmastime in the late 1800s.