Advent Calendar: 5 December – Christmas Pantomime

Engraved illustration by Robert Seymour of a pantomime performance in Thomas Hervey’s The book of Christmas, published in 1836 (s GT4895.H2). Pantomime is a musical comedy stage show which has become popular in Britain as a traditional Christmas entertainment.

For more illustrations from The Book of Christmas, have a look at the blog here.

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