The Circling Year (page 1/3)

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[picture: Front Cover - The Circling Year]

Pictures from The Circling Year for 1870, which took illustrations and articles from two magazines, The Leisure Hour and The Sunday at Home.

There are a mixture of hand-tinted lithographs, chromos, and hand-coloured engravings.

I bought this book at Alphabet Bookshop in Port Colborne, Ontario, in September 2017.

Title: The Circling Year

Author: Anonymous

Published by: The Religious Tract Society

City: London

Date: 1870

Total items: 12

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Stoke Pogis Churchyard]

Stoke Pogis Churchyard

The churchyard at Stoke Pogis (today written Stoke Poges) was the setting for Thomas Grey’s famous Elegy. [more...] [$]

[picture: Title page for Circling the Year]

Title page for Circling the Year

The title page for ‘Circling the Year”for 1870 has a leafy border framing two large flowers at the top, and representations of the year beneath: spring with flowers; summer with warmth from a starry sky; the autumn [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Winter Games]

Winter Games

A group of children are playing, i think on an icy pond; two of them have just fallen over. They are dressed in Victorian middle-class clothing, with caps and coats and striped trousers and boots or sturdy shooes. A girl with a bonnet and skirt looks on. In the background a woman walks a child and a black dog, and we also [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Christmas Wagon]

The Christmas Wagon

A covered wagon, drawn by four pairs of horses, crosses a snow-covered stone bridge over a river in this chromolithograph. I’m not sure whether the wagon brings gifts or relatives or is coming to take away naughty children, as the book doesn’t seem [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: By the Sea]

By the Sea

A Victorian sea-side outing, with children palying on the beach, a nanny or mother standing by them holding a boook, and, in the backgorund, a man, perhaps their father, with a top hat and cane. The children are making a sand-castle. They are all fully dressed, [...] [more...] [$]


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Places shown:

Buckinghamshire ·Hyde Park ·London ·Stoke Poges ·none

Pictures from The Circling Year for 1870, which took illustrations and articles from two magazines, The Leisure Hour and The Sunday at Home.

There are a mixture of hand-tinted lithographs, chromos, and hand-coloured engravings.

I bought this book at Alphabet Bookshop in Port Colborne, Ontario, in September 2017.


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