Friday, December 25, 2020

1930 - Where our Christmas Customs came from

Shawinigan, Qu├ębec, Canada (St-Boniface-de-Shawinigan)

1930 - Where our Christmas Customs came from
Have you ever stopped to wonder why, at Christmas time, people put gaily decorated pine trees in their homes, bedeck their rooms and windows with mistletoe and holly, send greeting cards to friends,... Read MORE...

La Revue de Shawinigan Falls -  Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada -  December 25, 1930
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Walter Baker & Co.
Dorchester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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1913 - Christmas in Mexico
Christmas celebrations in Mexico begin December 17 and continues until December 24. Each night a festival is held, nine in all, an invitation being sent out to these "posadas". "Posada" means "inn,"... Read MORE...

The Stanstead Journal -  Rock Island, Quebec, Canada -  December 25, 1913
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1913 - Christmas in France
When Christmas draws near every French family in easy circumstances sends for a cask of wine and lays in a stock of southern fruit. Those who have been enemies pardon each other; marriages are fixed; ... Read MORE...

The Stanstead Journal -  Rock Island, Quebec, Canada -  December 25, 1913
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1913 - Christmas in Germany
Cakes weighing from one to twelve pounds are made in Friedrichstadt. They place them in exalted position and play to them, representing, as they say they do, St. Nicholas. Of rye bread they make a... Read MORE...

The Stanstead Journal -  Rock Island, Quebec, Canada -  December 25, 1913
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Eggs - Beat up six eggs, one tablespoon flour, six of sweet milk; melt a piece of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880
1913 - Kalikantzarol
In Greece the kalikantzarol are generally represented as mere tricky sprites who live, as a rule, underground, appearing to men only on the nights of the year between December 25 and January 6. They... Read MORE...

The Stanstead Journal -  Rock Island, Quebec, Canada -  December 25, 1913
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What Tooth Brush? The Prophylactic of Course
Florence Manufacturing Company
110 Pine Street, Florence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Berlin, Germany

1890 - December 25 - Infectious Disease
The Berlin police have given notice to all unlicensed sanatoriums, hotels, etc., in the city that consumptives and other patients suffering from infectious diseases who may be stopping at such places ... Read MORE...

The Toronto Daily Mail  -  Toronto, Ontario, Canada -  December 25, 1890
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1890 - December 25 - Railway Strike
There are no signs of improvement in connection with the railway strike in Scotland. There are almost 7,000 men on strike, and business is almost entirely at a standstill. All the depots are being... Read MORE...

The Toronto Daily Mail  -  Toronto, Ontario, Canada -  December 25, 1890
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
1913  Christmas in Armenia
The young Armenians on Christmas day, pay "hand-kissing" visits to their elders.

The Stanstead Journal
Rock Island, Quebec, Canada

1890  December 25 - Joseph Donoghue, of Newburgh, N.Y., won the International amateur skating race, one mile and a half, yesterday in England. He made the distance in 4 minutes 46 seconds, beating the record.


The Toronto Daily Mail
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1890  December 25 - The German Government has concluded the arrangements as to the manner in which the future preparation and distribution of Prof. Koch's lymph is to be carried on.

Adams and North Adams, Massachusetts Directories, 1887, 1889-90, 1890-93
The Toronto Daily Mail
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 Quebec - Did you know? Most of the men in New France were farmers. Life was very hard for the farmer. He was the one who...Read MORE...



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Main Street, Pittsfield, N.H.

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The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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