A friend of mine sent me this image, a print from 1791, in an e-Christmas card. Thought I would share with my history geeks here! Cool stuff to notice:
1) Those crazy-big caps on the ladies. Add some ribbons and they're like the Christmas sweater of the eighteenth century.
2) See the very large hunk of greenery in the back right, and couple kissing under it? Yep, mistletoe!
3) At the center of the image, the punch bowl!
This is Christmas Party weekend here at my house--I'm taking a quick break from making brie en croute, spinach pinwheels, and cranberry punch to post. I kinda wish I was wearing a giant cap and fathoming the punch bowl instead--somehow it seems a bit more festive!
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