These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are lively and comic, brimming with detail, and closely observe 19th century society in its many forms.
- Article by:
- Judith Flanders
- Popular culture, The middle classes
Judith Flanders describes how many of our own Christmas traditions – from trees and crackers to cards and carols – have their origins in 19th-century industrial and commercial interests.