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Christmas Cracker Manufacture Late 19th Century

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Christmas Crackers - Strand Magazine

I hope you enjoy this bit of descriptive cracker history. The old 'Strand Magazine' was packed with fiction for both adults and children and contained profiles of well known people along with a substantial humour section - all generously decorated with page after page of original, intricate artwork. The "Christmas Crackers" article below might give you a hint of why I feel so passionately about restoring the fun intent of the original Victorian Christmas crackers - and why I rail against the commercial fare being produced for today's marketplace.Family opening Christmas Crackers containing masks and hats - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

London - Burleigh Street.

 

Grinding Lithograph Stones for Christmas cracker production - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

Christmas cracker production - parcel dept and printing masks - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

 

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Christmas cracker contents from around the world - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

 

Christmas cracker production - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

 

 

Christmas cracker production - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

 

Making Christmas cracker hats - Strand Magazine  - Published December 1891

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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