A Visit From Saint Nicholas
Images courtesy: The Project Gutenberg eBook
This edition of this beloved Children's classic was published in New York by James G. Gregory in 1862. Clement Clark Moore first published the poem in 1823.
Children Hanging their Stockings (with care!)
F.O.C Darley - Felix Octavius Carr Darley- was the American painter and illustrator behind these gorgeous images that we still enjoy today.
F.O.C. Darley (1821-1888)
Image courtesy: Wikipedia
Other than Clement C. Moore, Mr. Darley illustrated the works of many other 19th c. authors including Charles Dickens and Washington Irving.
He died in Claymont, Delaware and his Victorian home - known as the Darley House - is now registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
Isn't this house fantastic! I'm sure this beautiful location, in the gorgeous state of Delaware, had something to do with Mr. Darley's illustrations always turning out so perfect. I am always just so amazed at how study into St. Nicholas's life takes me to places I just would not expect!
Santa's Sleigh and...could it be...Darley House?!
Please go to the link provided above, The Project Gutenberg, to see the remainder of the beautiful illustrations by this very talented man of the 19th century. Thanks again to Lyn for telling me about it. Please let me know if you have something that should be included in this "Friday's Interlude" section!