Kerstmis rond 1900 (2)

Typisch Victoriaanse Kerstaccesoire voor in de boomHoe versierde men een kerstboom in de Victoriaanse tijd?

‘The trees, brought from the mountain and hillsides, were of all sizes, from two feet high to a majestic height that could graze the lofty ceiling in homes of wealth. They ranged in price from a few cents to more than half a dollar. Most families bought and carried home their tree many days before the eventful night. In preparation, evenings before the tree arrived the diligent woman of the house was secretly gilding and silvering nuts and ornaments, making little balloons with fluted sides, and cutting fanciful shapes from colored papers to adorn the Christmas tree.’

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