Pearsall Family Christmas Dinner, Melrose FL. 1893

Pearsall Family Christmas Dinner-Melrose FL-1893. RC18410.

 

In the above photograph is the Pearsall Family enjoying their Christmas dinner. On the table you see a small Christmas tree decorated with gifts and homemade decorations. It was very typical of a rural Florida household to use natural ornaments such as Florida holly, citrus fruit, palmetto fronds, and magnolia branches as well as homemade popcorn chains, and paper ornaments in their holiday decorations.

Pic source: Pearsall Family Christmas Dinner-Melrose FL-1893. RC18410.