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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Santa Baby: 1963

Santa Baby: 1963

Christmas 1963 in Rochester, Indiana. From a slide. View full size.

The little girl in the glasses....

is the spitting image of my little sister!! When I came across this photo the first time, I gasped! I just sent a link to it to my siblings to see what they think. Brings back a whole lot of memories (of Christmases and Easters and other holidays) when Mom would dress us all the same!

And the matching dresses

are the whipped cream and cherry on top of a sweet picture! Different plaid but same dresses, I am guessing homemade?

Ohhh~!

That is such a bevy of really cute children! Everyone is soooo excited for Christmas! Really, really cute! Thanks for sharing!

Now stop that!

You're making me think of adjectives like "heartwarming" and "adorable," and not in an ironic way. Come on. You keep this up, and I'll lose all my hipster cred.

9 Years Later

Here they are plus me in 1972: http://www.shorpy.com/node/3823

A Christmas Story

I had a similar reindeer, but orange. You could wind it up and it played a Christmas song while the head moved back and forth. I also had sparkly cat-eye glasses, in pink. I'm growing quite fond of these kids ... any photos of them as adults? The girl with glasses and the littlest boy are such cuties.

 
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