Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Christmas [December 2008]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Christmas

 

Christmas morning after daylight. 1871. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.   http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003656499/

General

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Who invented electric Christmas lights?

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Teddy Roosevelt calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917 (video)

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The frontier holiday; being a collection of writings by Minnesota pioneers who recorded their divers ways of observing Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's. Ed. and illus. by Glenn Hanson.

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Christmas

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Federal Theatre Marionettes present "A Christmas carol".

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William T. Sherman to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 22, 1864

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John Gregory Smith to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, December 27, 1864

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The Works Progress Administration in Ohio presents the Federal Theatre for youth in "A Christmas Carol".

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Christmas number

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Christmas Dolls

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Christmas Station

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Christmas Chimes

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Christmas 1929

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Christmas 1914

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Christmas toys

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Christmas eve memories

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Painting [Paris street scene]

 

 

Photographs

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New York City--the Chanucka celebration (1880)

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But with her babe upon her knee (1912?)

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Christmas Eve at the Province House: Old woman and children (1886)

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Christmas morning after daylight (1871)

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The Christmas carol (n.d)

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Christmas Eve (1901)

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Christmas morning

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Christmas morning in the sunny South (1897)

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Koo children, Christmas tree (1919)

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"Christmas Morning"

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Christmas eve

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Christmas Candle

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Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley (1936)

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Manuel Andrews, a Portuguese boy near Falmouth, Massachusetts (1940)

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First Lady Betty Ford, Santa Claus, and clowns lead a procession...(1975)

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Boy beside store window display of Christmas ornaments (1944)

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CHRISTMAS TREE AT CAPITOL

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Cats decorating Christmas tree

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Remember the poor : a Salvation Army Christmas box

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Frank Burt & Geo. H. Nicolai present a pastoral play, The night before Christmas by Hal Reid.

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Frank Burt & Geo. H. Nicolai present a pastoral play, The night before Christmas by Hal Reid. (Number 2)

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Christmas tree market, New York City, A

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A Christmas catastrophe : please, sir, the rat entree has escaped and eaten the turkey

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Cut Christmas trees, market in front of Barclay Street Station, New York, N.Y.

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"The Websters wish you a Merry Christmas"

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Christmas tree at Windsor Castle / drawn by J.L. Williams.

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Christmas day in the morning

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I wish you all a Merry Christmas

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A Christmas "Putz"

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Merry Christmas to everybody / Berryman.

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Preparing Christmas greens--Making wreaths / drawn by T. De Thulstrup.

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Lyndhurst - a happy Christmas at "Woody Crest," December, 1905

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A Christmas prayer of wartime

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Christmas Supplement, 1848, showing 2 scenes

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Christmas in an air raid shelter (1941)

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Their first glimpse (1908)

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Grandpa's visit Christmas morning

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Early years, with images of family, self portraits, landscapes and architectural interiors. Christmas 1912

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The Christmas carol (1890)

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Early Christmas

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Christmas dolls

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Christmas Eve

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Christmas tree encircled by toy train, in basement

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The National Christmas Tree presented to President Coolidge by Middlebury College

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Christmas eve / Th. Nast

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Christmas eve

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Merry Christmas

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The first Christmas Eve, Mary & Joseph entering the stable of Bethlehem

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Christmas Eve in colonial times (1892)

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Christmas chimes / from painting by Blashfield

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Twas the night before Christmas

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Santa Claus proposing a toast at a table full of people

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Decorating the tree at a Christmas Eve party

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Santa Claus - "Good Bye" (1919)

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Christmas Goose

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Christmas 1940

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Christmas greens

 

Alexander Graham Bell Quote:

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Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Eliza Symonds Bell, December 28, 1895

 

Christmas Cards

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Christmas card with photograph of U.S. Capitol on cover

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National Cathedral. Copy of Christmas cards

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Copy of Christmas card snow scene of National Cathedral

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Prang's Christmas cards

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Christmas card from "Stefan & Julianna Munsing" to Charles and Ray Eames

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Christmas card from "Janet and Perry Prentice" to Charles and Ray Eames

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Christmas Cards sent to Charles and Ray Eames

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The First Christmas Card (1846) copy

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Love of winter / Geo. Bellows.

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Xmas [i.e., Christmas] victory cards

 

Christmas Music

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I'll be home for Christmas [Song Collection] (information)

I'll be home for Christmas [sound recording]

I'll be home for Christmas [sheet music]

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Paidika kalonta, "A Christmas song in Greek, sung by the four Sarris children." (audio)

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Christmas Song (audio)

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Christmas carol. H. De Marsan, 38 & 60 Chatham Street, N. Y. [n. d.]

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A Christmas ode. [n. p.] [n. d.]

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Adeste fideles [sound recording]

Adeste fideles [National Jukebox]

Adeste fideles, 1855 [music score]

Adeste fideles, 1871 [music score]

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Christmas polka (sheet music)

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Christmas gift valse [sheet music]

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The Christmas toy [sheet music]

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Christmas bells at sea [sheet music]

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Bethlehem : a Christmas hymn. [choral score]