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Mary Jo Putney

What a lovely collection of images from a time when everyone knew what "Christmastide" meant! Thanks, Susan.

Nicola Cornick

Absolutely beautiful - thank you for sharing these, Susan.

Lillian Marek

I just love the snowball fight.

Sue McCormick

Wonderful images!

Anne Gracie

Gorgeous, Susan — my faves are the snowball fight, and also the mummers and dancers. Many years ago, in a small village on the border of Greece and Yugoslavia, we were woken by mummers, very much like those in the picture -- all men, dressed as different characters in an ancient story. I remember one in a wolf mask, another in a bear mark -- and they were made of actual wolf and bear skulls that had been handed down, father to son.

Andrea Penrose

Beautiful pictures, Susan! Thanks so much for sharing. (LOVE the snowball fight!)

Teresa Broderick

Beautiful. The first one grabbed me the most.

Faith Freewoman

Glorious art...the use of light in the top/first Nativity is amazing. Was fascinated by the cynical commentary in the background of the Christmas feast, but the glee on the faces of the snowball fighters was my favorite.

Happy New Year to all!!


What a great experience! I would love to have seen that.


I love the snowball fight! I'm saving that image.

Michelle H

I know it's too late to comment, but wanted to say how much I wish I could see these images in real life. I know the photos don't do them justice, as I've seen similar paintings in museums. I've never seen anything as fun as the snowball fight, though. In the first image, I love the Madonna's face. Baby Jesus looks awfully cold though. I'm sure there were reasons to depict Him thus, however.

Thank you for this post.

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