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. A book in an edition of one, 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