Christmas in the backwoods: Absent friends

Christmas in the backwoods: Absent friends

Richard Catton Woodville RI 1856-1927



Illustrated London News

Like Woodville's illustration of holiday revelry at an officers’ mess in India, which also appeared in the newspaper’s Christmas number, this one set in Canada combines empire, Christianity, and celebration. It was accompanied by a brief poem whose authorship is not given (see below).

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