Thursday, January 6, 2011

Odd, Dark and Forgotten Christmas

Anthropomorphic edibles pictured on these postcards printed in the 18oo's were a favorite English fantasy associated with the eating and merriment of the season. These seem to sum up the season – the pot as fiery imp, Sir Loin getting knighted, and finally Santa served up as the main dish while elves dance round in glee.
From Christmas Curiosities, Odd, Dark and Forgotten Christmas by John Grossman.

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