The Vindication of Christmas

Small book from the part of 1653 that they called 1652, as the new year in this period came on Lady Day at the beginning of April. Not only lamenting the abolition of Christmas, but lampooning taxes and opressive government. Some nice details here. The soldier on the left is wearing a tied buff leather coat I think, though it could be a soldier’s wool coat. His breeches are unconfined and decorated with ribbons at the lower end. The guy on the right has a small brimmed cap with a band that just might be a knitted monmouth cap from the droopy brim. Note the belt around his waist too. Both have obvious hose details evident and the shoe detail is good too.

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