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The Juvenile Almanack

January 17, 2023
by the gentle author

On this frosty day in mid-January, I thought this might be a good moment to look forward through the year with this almanac from the eighteen-twenties, published by Hodgson & Co, 10 Newgate St. I am grateful to Sian Rees for drawing my attention to these wonderful images.

Images courtesy University of California Libraries

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7 Responses leave one →
  1. Peter Harrison permalink
    January 17, 2023

    Really interesting-what about Guy Faux-‘false guy?’

  2. Andy permalink
    January 17, 2023

    I like it because it gives us hope.

  3. January 17, 2023

    200 years old and simply so beautiful!

    Love & Peace

  4. January 17, 2023

    Delighted that these emblems of the seasons appeal to you – thank you for sharing them.

  5. Anthony Finerty permalink
    January 17, 2023

    The last picture reminds me of Charles Dickens “The Christmas Carol” where Scrooge remembers his schooldays

  6. Julie Cruickshank permalink
    January 17, 2023

    Interesting to see in November ‘Guy Faux’ – which makes sense since it is a ‘false’ Guy Fawkes. I wonder if this was the original term which fell out of use over time. Lovely bucolic images.

  7. Marcia Howard permalink
    January 18, 2023


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