I’m taking a little break from the Sears Catalog to do some Christmas themed posts, namely Dear Santa letters.
Publishing local children’s Christmas wish lists in the newspaper has been a tradition since the late 19th century. These Dear Santa letters offer a fascinating, often hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking look into the history of childhood, economics and the origins of Christmas traditions.
My favorite ones don’t correct the spelling of the original letters.
(source: The Daily Public Ledger (Maysville, KY), December 11, 1893.)

I’m taking a little break from the Sears Catalog to do some Christmas themed posts, namely Dear Santa letters.

Publishing local children’s Christmas wish lists in the newspaper has been a tradition since the late 19th century. These Dear Santa letters offer a fascinating, often hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking look into the history of childhood, economics and the origins of Christmas traditions.

My favorite ones don’t correct the spelling of the original letters.

(source: The Daily Public Ledger (Maysville, KY), December 11, 1893.)

  1. bearyogibear reblogged this from lucyelizabeth
  2. lucyelizabeth reblogged this from chifuuichi
  3. thedoubtfulguest reblogged this from my-ear-trumpet
  4. my-ear-trumpet reblogged this from yeoldenews
  5. thefuzzydave reblogged this from yeoldenews and added:
    I’m taking a little break from the Sears Catalog to do some Christmas themed posts, namely Dear Santa letters. Evvybotty...
  6. continentalfuckfest reblogged this from yeoldenews
  7. humanitie reblogged this from yeoldenews
  8. ghnfennn reblogged this from yeoldenews and added:
    what a greedy little twerp, a fire engine AND a monkey on a stick??
  9. yeoldenews posted this