Our Christmas Letter Home

In years past, many artists made their own Christmas cards, illustrated personal letters, and accepted commission for bookplates, postcards, or hand-drawn menus. Though few of these efforts constitute “fine art,” such artistic light-weights provide an interesting glimpse into the customs and attitudes of time-gone-by. Written for the delight of their parents, and of the relatives and friends who came to visit, Edith and Lewis Smith’s Our Christmas Letter Home provides a delightful, tongue-in-cheek survey of life in Boston for starving art students in 1892.

This facsimile has been produced by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

  • 21 pages
  • 9.75 x 6.75 in
  • Laminated cover with a matte finish
  • Ribbon bound
art book