Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Christmas tea party, circa 1906

This week I came across a new image on the Library of Congress website, a stereograph card from 1906 titled "The Christmas tea party."

The image is a little dark (and I lightened it!), but I think you can make out the seven children around the table enjoying tea.

And I will share with you what a tea-loving reader shared with me a while back, that if you stare into the distance and relax your eyes, the two photos will become one and you can see the depth. I have almost but not quite got the hang of it, but even in its current state, what a charming Christmas image!


  1. Very charming! My eyes are crossing, I can only see six. I have a stereograph viewer but no Christmas cards. I will have to look for some!

    1. Frances, I counted the "server" as well, so I imagine your eyes are just fine! :)

  2. I saw only six at first, then realized I was not counting the little girl who appears to be serving. Such a cute photo!

  3. I had to enlarge the photo to see six seated at the table and they look like they're having a wonderful tea party.

  4. Enchanting - what a wonderful slice of history here. Love this.

    : - )


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