The Allen sisters’ careers prospered in the first decade of the twentieth century. In the December 1905 issue, the magazine printed a two-page oversized 12 x 16 color reproduction of “Christmas Eve”  captioned “There might be a Christmas without presents, and yet the joy in our hearts might glow like the yule-log.”32 The Allen sisters’ photographs were frequently reproduced until images by photojournalists such as Mary Northend, Jessie Tarbox Beals, Frances Benjamin Johnston, and Mattie Hewitt began to dominate the pages of Country Life in America.

Photographs courtesy of Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA.