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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

Christmas

Turkey Night: 1956

Turkey Night: 1956

A December 1956 holiday kitchen scene in a found Kodachrome slide from Alhambra, California. View full size.

Christmas Clean-Up: 1956

Christmas Clean-Up: 1956

I found this slide dated December 1956 at a local swap meet. View full size.

Hello Holly: 1952

Hello Holly: 1952

        "What? Leaving so soon? Ho ho ho. Get back in there and make with the caroling!"

From the "Linda" Kodachromes circa 1952 comes this Dutch door festively attired with spruce wreath and merry-maker. Won't you come in? View full size.

Merry Christmas: 1951

Merry Christmas: 1951

        A Christmas chestnut from the Tuttle attic:

"Tree -- Dec. 25, 1951." Merry Christmas from Blue Earth, Minnesota, and from Shorpy! 35mm Kodachrome by Grace or Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

A Dickey Christmas: 1923

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1923." The family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, whose somewhat off-kilter portraits (and non-triangular trees) are a Shorpy Yuletide tradition. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

White Christmas: 1954

White Christmas: 1954

          Another stocking-stuffer from the Shorpy Christmas closet:

Christmas 1954. My grandmother Sarah Hall (1904-2000, last seen here) and her daughter, my Aunt Barbara (1935-2017), at home in Miami Shores. 35mm Kodachrome by my grandfather Shepard. The tree is a northern blue spruce, spray-painted white with his workshop air compressor. View full size.

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the Tuesday before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for 92 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Christmas in Miami: 1954

Christmas in Miami: 1954

      A holiday chestnut worth reheating over the Shorpy Duraflame.

"Christmas 1954." My grandmother Sarah Hall (1904-2000) in her living room in Miami Shores four years before I was born. She made the mantel decoration, which saw service for many years, with Brazilian pepper berries from a big tree in the backyard, mixed with pine cones, all attached to a chicken wire frame. Grandmother, handy with a needle and thread, also made the curtains. She was, needless to say, big on Christmas. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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