Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Charles Clark lived through the invention and solidification of the festive season as we know it today.  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert would popularize the Christmas tree in the late 1840s, while the earliest greeting cards were … Continue reading

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Princeton and Balloons. There is a connection …

Charles, like many men and women in Victorian England, was a great fan of ballooning and aerostatics. He orders several books on the subject from John Russell Smith over the course of the 1830s and 1840s, and maintains a keen … Continue reading

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