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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

New York, December 1913. "Christmas tree, Madison Square." 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size. Happy holidays from Shorpy!

 

Happy New Year and for many years to come

Thank you so much for the look back and to your members for giving me the chance to compare with current photos on occasion.

Thanks so much

Dave, for all of the work you put into Shorpy. Before it came along, I had to be pacified with scanning old pic collections at flea markets. Alas, no more! A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

A bit late for me for the former, but heartfelt wishes to all for the latter

Madison Square

To all at Shorpy, Merry Christmas!
This is a great website and I have told many about it.
This photo reminds me of a print by the American artist Martin Lewis. The picture is titled "The Orator" and is dated 1916. The scene is Madison Square. The three large buildings in the background are still standing and are located around the intersection of 5th Avenue/Madison Square North/W.26th. The photo and the Christmas tree are beautiful!

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to the Shorpy staff, contributors and commenters. Really appreciate all this site offers, it is one of my favorites.

From here in Portland

From here in Portland Oregon, to every corner of Shorpyland and to each and every one of its inhabitants -- a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Thank you, Dave, for giving us a glimpse back into the past. This is one of my favorite sites.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All

Merry Christmas from Boston, Dave, and many thanks. Shorpy is a fantastic community!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

to Dave and all the denizens of Shorpyville.

To each and every one

From England, to every corner of Shorpyland and to each and every one of its inhabitants -- a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to Dave and all the Shorpyites from an old coot in Virginia

Happy Holidays

Thank you, Dave - and thank you to all the folks who manage the site, and thanks to the contributors and commenters.

The world of Shorpy is a terrific gift you share with us, every day.

Mele Kalikimaka!

Christmas greetings from Hawaii!

Merry Christmas Gang!

Dave, the rest of the Shorpy administrators and the great member submitters, Merry Christmas and thank you very much for another year of marvelous photos and replies for my mind and mailed photos for my wall! I wish everyone a grand new year!

Merry Christmas!

Dave, I'm a relative noob, here, and truly enjoy what you do. Merry Christmas from the Left Coast.

Thank you and forward, into the past!

From Cape Breton Canada

A Merry Christmas to Shorpy and all .....

Nothing left to say

I echo ALL the sentiments of the commenters before me. So, just a simple Merry Christmas from Minneapolis, MN to Dave, Shorpy and the Shorpyites!!! Wishing you all an awesome 2012.

Best Wishes from Canada.

Merry Christmas to Dave and all the Shorpsters !!

Merry Christmas to All

And a Thank You to Dave and the Shorpy Elves for all the work you put into this site.

Merry Christmas Shorpy!

Another year gone by already!

Christmas Gratitude

Thank you for this wonderful site Dave and a special thank you for the photos you posted this year from the glory days of my hometown, Utica, New York. You, Shorpy, and others (especially tterrace) have provided a boundless window into the past and countless hours spent away from the stresses of the day indulging in something that is neither fattening, nor bad for me. Shorpy IS however, highly addictive and wonderfully entertaining.

Best wishes to all in 2012!

1913

Well, my father was born in 1914 and was a wonderful man and father even after getting shot to pieces in Italy with 168th Infantry, 34th Division during WWII. I'm OK with 1913 since my Aunt Helen was born in 1912 and was a most wonderful lady with smiles and laughs and hugs for me when I was a lad. The 1912 & 1914 bracket around 1913 is OK by me.

A Little Late

It's 8:13pm Christmas day out here in Spokane, but I want to wish everyone who visits this wonderful site a very Merry Christmas and all the best for next year. Thanks Dave, and all who make this possible. I learn something new every day from all of you. Thanks.

From Manitoba, Canada

Even our decorated trees aren't this big!
A very Merry Christmas to all!

From Your Favorite Nittany Lion

To Dave and all my fellow Shorpyites, from the mountains of Pennsylvania, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Merry Christmas one & all from the UK!

I'd like to wish everyone at Shorpy a fabulous Christmas and a healthy new year.

Holiday Greetings

To all Shorpyites, Dave, tterrace and Stanton Square: Holiday Greetings from Bull City Boy, Bull Ciry Girl and all the Bull City Young'uns. Have a blessed Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wishing all at Shorpy a very happy Christmas and seasons greetings to my fellow Shorpyites!

Merry Christmas everyone!

In the background on the right is the Hoffman House located at Broadway and 24th Street. I love how the lights have been colorized!

Dibs

Let me be the first to wish one and all a glorious Christmas and a bodacious New Year!

Gratitude

I must add my sincere thank you as well Dave, and to those who aid you or add to the information, for the wonderful memories sparked by many photos here, and for the historic value of many of these pictures. Merry Christmas to all!!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

This is about as close to a time machine as we're likely to see.

You've changed my perception of how life was all those decades ago. You've helped me to see those years come alive.

Merry Christmas, and thanks for one of the most incredible sites on the web.

Merry Christmas!

To Dave and staff and everyone else who visits here! Thanks so much for this wonderful site and all the memories!

Merry Christmas from Puerto Rico!

I join my fellow Shorpyites in thanking you for another year of wonderful photos. May you live long and prosper!

Merry Christmas to all

and a big thank you to Dave for the best site on the web and we can't forget tterrace and we hope he doesnt run out of photos.

Ron

Best Image Site on the Internet

Best wishes for 2010.

Beautiful!

Wow, what a beautiful tree! Merry Christmas, Dave, and Merry Christmas to all in Shorpyland.

Echo

What everyone below said. A big "thank you", Dave, from Las Vegas.

Merry Christmas to one of my favorite web sites

Thank you so much for sharing all these marvelous photos with us.

It's been a year of fantastic backward glances

Merry Christmas to all!

Pictures are, indeed, worth a thousand words and Shorpy is a regular stopover site for me.

Thanks for sharing all this, Dave.

Thank You

Thank for for this wonderful image. My grandfather was ten years old that Christmas, probably about the size of the shorter of the two boys in the foreground. He also lived about fifteen blocks from Madison Square, so I imagine he was able to see this very tree that Christmas. Thanks again and merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Beautiful picture, Dave. May I add my thanks to you for providing us with these great pictures. I feel like I understand the world a little better after seeing these great glimpses into the past.

Tinted

Is this hand colored?

[Computer-colored. By me. - Dave]

A Shorpy Christmas To All

And a huge thank you to Dave and the staff at Shorpy, you have, literally, changed my life.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all Shorpyites from Reading, England

Merry Christmas!

Great photo! Thanks so much Dave for this great site. I have so enjoyed it all year long and look forward to more! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Beautiful!!

That is beautiful! Thanks for all the great pics and Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Thank you

For all the wonderful pictures and happy holidays right back at you!

Rick Mac

Dave, a Merry Christmas to you! And thanks for your site -this has become my favorite. I look forward to checking for new photos every day, and I'm never disappointed. It's like having my own personal time machine. It's a blast!

Prepared and there

How very often it is when we see a photo of an important event that Boy Scouts are present.

Merry Christmas, Shorpyites.

 
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