People of all ages and interests will love this book! The children steal the show in this rich selection of 190 vintage photographs documenting how children have celebrated Christmas from 1870 through 1950. The venerable Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and Pere Noel shown in these photographs have all evolved into the American figure of our jolly Santa Claus. Some photographs record huge elaborately decorated trees touching the ceilings of fancy Victorian parlors with branches smothered in tinsel, blown glass ornaments and a medley of antique toys. Other photographs document the more humble surroundings of pioneer kitchens with tabletop trees lovingly decorated with handmade ornaments of cranberries, cookies or gilded nuts. This book is sure to become a warm friend that will bring a smile to your heart every time that you open it.