From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (macabre Victorians)

Christmas cards were a relatively new thing in the 1800’s and they weren’t quite as they are today. There of course were some nice heartwarming Christmas cards but many were just plain weird!

Humanised vegetables (for instance a beetroot with legs, arms and a head, wearing a top hat – see above), dead birds or frogs/animals killing each other were all popular images for a festive greeting. Not exactly snowy villages lit up with candlelight and large Christmas trees.

There is never a time
to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

3 thoughts on “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (macabre Victorians)

    1. I can only find this. “Even though death played an important role in their everyday, personal lives (with extended mourning periods the norm and showy funerary monuments sought after), it can be said the Victorians sought out the macabre as a means of entertainment as well.” Entertainment of shock value?

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