We have made available illustrations from the original publication of A Christmas Carol as free downloadable files for use by teachers, students and anybody else who may like them. The images were originally drawn by the illustrator John Leech, who produced four in colour and four in black and white. We have made each into a .gif image file with a transparent background for use in presentation slides etc. Each file is 500 pixels wide and 600 pixels in height. There is some very slight editing of the images but otherwise they essentially look as they were published in 1843. We are making them available with no restrictions on use as long as they are not resold for commercial gain. Click on the DOWNLOAD text to save a copy of the illustration you would like to your device.

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1. Illustration 1 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Colour. Titled Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball (Title-page and frontispiece).File Type: gif.
Size: 109 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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2. Illustration 2 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Colour. Titled Marley’s Ghost (Stave 1).File Type: gif.
Size: 133 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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3. Illustration 3 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Black & White. Titled The Ghosts of Departed Usurers, or, The Phantoms (Stave 2).File Type: gif.
Size: 161 KB.
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4. Illustration 4 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Black & White. Titled Scrooge Extinguishes the First of The Three Spirits (Stave 2).File Type: gif.
Size: 176 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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5. Illustration 5 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Colour. Titled Scrooge’s third Visitor (Stave 3).File Type: gif.
Size: 135 KB.
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6. Illustration 6 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Black & White. Titled Ignorance and Want (Stave 3).File Type: gif.
Size: 167 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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7. Illustration 7 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Colour. Titled The Last of the Spirits — The Pointing Finger (Stave 4).File Type: gif.
Size: 184 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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8. Illustration 8 (of 8) produced by John Leech for the original publication of A Christmas Carol in December, 1843. Black & White. Titled Scrooge and Bob Cratchit (Stave 5).File Type: gif.
Size: 172 KB.
Dimensions: 500 by 600 pixels.
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