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ghosts-of-imperial-russia: “ Fancy-Dress Ball in the Palace of Princess Yelena Kochubei in Honour of Emperor Alexander II on 5 February 1865 By: Zichy, Mihaly Hungary-Russia, 1865 ”

Christmas Day

A Cradle Song By William Blake Sweet dreams form a shade O'er my lovely infant's head; Sweet dreams of pleasant streams By ha.

John Gilbert  Wassail Bowl 1860

Classical Wassail is a hot spiced punch associated with winter celebrations in northern Europe, often at Christmas. Easy to make and kid-friendly.

Christmas children 2

Clothes In Books: Christmas with the Savages by Mary Clive part 2

Crime at the Noahs Ark 2

Crime at the Noahs Ark 2

Back of Organdy/Valenciennes lace waist c.1866-7

Back of Organdy/Valenciennes lace waist

Euston Theatre of Varieties

Euston Theatre of Varieties