Wednesday, October 02, 2013

1900 Romantic Cracker Cartoon

The following 1900 cartoon plays on the romantic connotations 
of the early Victorian Christmas crackers 

which were often filled with love poems and candy.

Click on the image to see a slightly larger rendition.

Entitled: "Good Old Christmas Crackers!"
Published in: "The Big Budget"
London, England
Saturday December 29, 1900; pg 53: Issue 185

Ethel (to very bashful lover): "Oh, my Edwin, this one won't pop!"
Young Hopeful:  "Somefink like Edwin hisself, ain't it, Sis?"

Stay tuned for lots of new historical documents
& photos over the coming weeks


from your Chief Cracker Elf,

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