Just like Klara in The Nutcracker Suite, these children love their nutcracker. With their other gifts laying abandoned around them, two children site under the Christmas tree playing with their gift. Dressed as a soldier, just like in the ballet, this nutcracker is being challenged by quite a large nut. Anyone looking for an old fashioned Christmas image with children might make this one the last stop in their search.
1890 Baby’s Annual Pictures and Stories for Little People was published by D. Lothrop Company. It, and all of the images in it, are in the public domain because no illustrator or author was identified.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.