Arthur Rackham produced a series of illustrations to accompany the 1915 American publication of Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Rackham worked as a clerk while studying at Lambeth School of Art in London and initially published his illustrations in magazines before beginning to publish them in books. His illustrations here and elsewhere reflect the Victorian era in which Rackham lived; his good humored drawings helped maintain a sort of lifestyle that kept the harsh future at bay.