My Lockdown Life: Day 258

COLLAGE SOURCE(S) Alice Havers’s “Wide Awake” illustration from Cassell’s Christmas Annual (1890) PHOTO LOCATION Marchmont Street, London Thoughts I came across the Alice Havers illustration while browsing nineteenth-century Christmas annuals at the British Library. I can’t resist illustrations of kittens.

My Lockdown Life: Day 257

COLLAGE SOURCE(S) This collage was made for the December 2020 RSVP Digital Salon. It includes a variety of images from Victorian periodicals: Illustration of Queen Victoria’s family Christmas from the 23 December 1848 issue of the Illustrated London News “The Grocer’s Shop at Christmas” illustration from the 21 December 1850 issue of the Illustrated LondonContinue reading “My Lockdown Life: Day 257”

My Lockdown Life: Day 256

COLLAGE SOURCE(S) C. Harrison’s “Don’t Leave Your Shopping Until the Twenty-Fourth” illustration from page 265 of the 10 December 1898 issue of Punch (1898) “At a Loss Where to Begin” illustration from the cover of the December 1899 issue of Chatterbox PHOTO LOCATION Fork Deli, Marchmont Street, London

My Lockdown Life: Day 253

COLLAGE SOURCE(S) Emily Mary Osborn’s “God’s Acre” (1866) PHOTO LOCATION Near Holborn Station, London THOUGHTS London has moved to the brand new Tier 4 just in time for Christmas. It is frustrating because anyone with any sense could see this coming, except for the ever-waffling government. Also, I don’t usually use filters on the 19cContinue reading “My Lockdown Life: Day 253”