Through Their Eyes

In 1835, the New York Sun published one of the earliest illustrated news stories, depicting a fire at the New York Merchant’s Exchange. The picture was produced by a young artist by the name of Nathaniel. Because there was no photography, newspapers relied on illustrators such as Nathaniel, allowing the world to see events through their eyes.

From that point until this very day, many of the beloved images we cherish of Christmas Past we owe to Nathaniel.

Currier and IvesNathaniel Currier, of Currier & Ives, captured the images of a simpler time in America, images of peace on earth and good will toward men.

The stories of Christmas have been handed down for centuries, by shepherds and kings. But their stories all tell of the same event… of a little baby, born in a manger, who was the Savior of the world.

This Christmas season, as we take in the images, the lights, the sounds, and the smells, let us not forget to heed the plea of this most cherished of Christmas songs…

O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

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