Christmas Collection

Christmas related objects from the collection of Auckland Museum
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"She watched the shivering lad / Until she grew less glad / And merry than before, / So sad a look he wore: / And Christmas Eve was come! / She wished she knew his home, / And might go to find him there..."    from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"She watched the shivering lad / Until she grew less glad / And merry than before, / So sad a look he wore: / And Christmas Eve was come! / She wished she knew his home, / And might go to find him there..." from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"He told his simple tale with wistful look, and pale / Father and mother gone / He now was left alone... / The children heard, and eager led / The poor boy to the Hall and fed."     from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"He told his simple tale with wistful look, and pale / Father and mother gone / He now was left alone... / The children heard, and eager led / The poor boy to the Hall and fed." from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"But what for those who never see / A blazing fire, a Christmas tree? / And what for those who may not share / A mother's love, a father's care? / What for the orphan Paul?"    from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"But what for those who never see / A blazing fire, a Christmas tree? / And what for those who may not share / A mother's love, a father's care? / What for the orphan Paul?" from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"The organ loudly peals, / and timidly he steals / inside the open door; / Open for rich and poor. / The anthem low and clear / Fell on his listening ear..."    from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"The organ loudly peals, / and timidly he steals / inside the open door; / Open for rich and poor. / The anthem low and clear / Fell on his listening ear..." from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"Now came the eventide / When doors thrown open wide / admitted each young guest / Arrayed in smiles the best!"    from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"Now came the eventide / When doors thrown open wide / admitted each young guest / Arrayed in smiles the best!" from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"The 'Prince of Peace' they sought / And fragrant incense brought / To scatter where he lay / In manger bed of hay..."      from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London.  Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

"The 'Prince of Peace' they sought / And fragrant incense brought / To scatter where he lay / In manger bed of hay..." from "Little Paul's Christmas" illustrated children's book published by The Religious Tract Society London. Printer: JM Kronheim & Co from "New Series Toy Books", circa 1873. Collection of Auckland Museum, col.0806.2

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