It’s that time of year again… time to wonder what kind of drugs people in the Victorian age were on when they made Christmas cards. Also time to wonder what their deal is with frogs.
I give you, Victorian Christmas card number one. Frog and Beetle dancing on beach with a dragonfly playing tamborine.
If you can get past a frog and a giant beetle dancing together, much less that they would make a tambourine small enough for a dragonfly to play, I still say the beach scene makes no sense at Christmastime.
this is great, i am always fascinated by the art that has come out of this era
Well here in SW France they were mainly on an absinthe/armagnac cocktail; the plus side of which is that mainly they couldn’t find their pens, brushes or paper – the downside being that they were Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.