Like one or two men before or since, the early Victorian prime minister Lord Melbourne seems A grey parrot bought by Prince Albert just before Christmas 1840 lived up to the breeds famed intellig. A student of drawing and watercolor painting, he helped with the design of the first selfadhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, in 1840 Cole is also credited with creating the first commercial Chr. In 1848 the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the royal family celebrating around While Charles Dickens did not invent the Victorian Christmas, his book A Christmas Carol is credited. It was the royal tree of 1848 which really promoted the tradition, when Illustrated London News published a drawing of the royal family gathered around a fir tree adorned with burning candles Christm. DEER LODGE Deer Lodge residents plan a full evening of family activities during its Victorian Christmas Stroll on Friday a shopping promotion enables people to enter in a $200 drawing The Cutle. of activities for the whole family with a Victorian Christmas theme There will be the three ghosts of Christmas visiting the gallery along with storytelling, carol singing, decoration making, a d. The first Christmas card had its birth in Victorian England in 1843 Nakashian showed patrons a replica of the first Christmas card, which had a drawing of a family at a table celebrating the holid. Step back in time to 1889 for a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu on December carol singing and festive music around the grand piano in the Lower Drawing Room All of the Christmas activitie. The main publishers of Christmas cards invested throughout the 1880s in promoting the aesthetic value of their cards by drawing on the conventions of high art production and exhibition as publicity t. It is very much like a living Victorian Christmas card And in researching Victorian London, my father found a drawing of a female innkeeper with serious attitude" Pattersons father and lead actress. Nowadays, rosetinted images of 19thcentury Christmas often dominate nostalgic advertising An anonymous pamphlet called Behind the Counter 1888 featuring sketches penned by a shop assistant. Of course, Victorian Christmas on Main will also bring back its tried and Two weeks before the event, PMSA members will be selling tickets for a 5050 drawing Tickets for the drawing are $1 each.