By Rockwell Kent
First released in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent's uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent along with his 9-year outdated son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a distant Alaskan Island. released right here in its unique structure, with Kent's amazing illustrations, this captivating souvenir variation is certain to thrill a brand new iteration of readers.
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Last night after Rockwell had been put to bed I sat down and did two of the best drawings I have made. " Ten days from now it comes due for Olson to go to Seward. If only then we have mild, calm weather! But as yet we have seen no steamer go to Seward since early in the month. It looks as if the steamship companies had combined to deprive Alaska of its Christmas mail and freight in a policy of making the deadlock with the government over the mail contracts intolerable. Meanwhile, instead of serving us, the jaunty little Page 23 naval cruisers that summered here in idleness doubtless loaf away the winter months in comfortable southern ports.
P. cm. Originally published: New York : American Artists Group, 1941. Kent, Rockwell, 18821971. ArtistsUnited StatesBiography. Renard Island (Alaska)Description and travel. Title. " At age thirty-six, the New York artist found himself with his nine-year-old son on Fox Island at the entrance to Resurrection Bay, about twelve miles south of Seward, Alaska. " It was to be no easy quest. Lars Olson, a seventy-one-year-old Swede and Alaskan pioneer who ran a goat and fox farm on the island, welcomed the Kents by of- Page 6 fering them an old goat shed.
If Olson believes, as he says, that Christmas will pass as any other day, he is quite wrong. The tree waits to be set up and it will surely be a thing of beauty, blazing with its many candles in this somber log interior. I've given up the idea of dressing Olson as Page 24 Santa Claus in goat's wool whiskers. Santa Claus without presents would move us to tears. There are a few little gifts,a pocketknife and a kitchen set of knife, fork, and a can-opener for Olson. An old broken fountain pen for Rockwell, some sticks of candy,and the dinner!
A Northern Christmas by Rockwell Kent