Vintage: Father Christmas in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

Vintage: Father Christmas in the Victorian Era (19th Century)


At the start of Victoria’s reign, children’s toys tended to be handmade and hence expensive, generally restricting availability to those “rich folk” again. With factories however came mass production, which brought with it games, dolls, books and clockwork toys all at a more affordable price. Affordable that is to “middle class” children. In a “poor child’s” Christmas stocking, which first became popular from around 1870, only an apple, orange and a few nuts could be found.

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)

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Vintage: Father Christmas / Santa Claus in the Victorian Era (19th Century)


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