|Fortitude, one of the library's famous marble lions, is adorned in a festive holiday wreath.|
|The stunning Christmas Tree is the highlight of Astor Hall.|
|The library is full of the smallest flourishes that really bring the place to life. Look out for the continued bird theme throughout.|
Alongside the Dickens novel, the display includes:
- A 1929 Christmas card from James Joyce to a friend.
- A typed Christmas card from Jack Kerouac to his soon-to-be wife Stella, with a drawing.
- A “season’s greetings” card signed by Maurice Sendak to Randall and Mary Jarrell.
- Poetic Christmas greetings from Sean O’Casey and E. E. Cummings.
- Books with Christmas themes by T. S. Eliot and Edmund Wilson.
- Pen-and-ink drawings by Joseph Clayton Clark, a photograph of the “real” Tiny Tim, and porcelain figures connected to A Christmas Carol
|The large glass windows of Astor Hall display a variety of Holiday symbols.|