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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Christmas

Little Miss Revlon: 1957

Little Miss Revlon: 1957

"Christmas 1957." Having seen the boy toys at Kermy and Janet's house in Baltimore, we now move on to the girl gifts, which include Little Miss Revlon and Betsy McCall dolls as well as a Fun With Needlepoint Kit ("Make your own horse"). What else do we recognize here? 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Super Carrier Christmas: 1957

Super Carrier Christmas: 1957

"Christmas 1957" is the label on this slide from the Kermy and Janet Kodachromes, taken at their house in Baltimore. Gifts include a Revell model aircraft carrier and something called the Shopping Center Game. View full size.

Xmas Alfresco: 1921

Xmas Alfresco: 1921

December 1921. "Christmas tree -- Dr. Julio Bianchi, Guatemalan minister in Washington during the Herrera regime." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Northern Lights: 1953

Northern Lights: 1953

December 1953. "Outdoor Christmas decorations." Color transparency from photos by Jim Hansen and Bob Lerner for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Chez Curtis: 1928

Chez Curtis: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chez Curtis shop, Connecticut Avenue." With a chic little Christmas tree. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Toyland: 1953

Toyland: 1953

From around 1953 comes this color transparency, possibly shot by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "Christmas Toys," and definitely a future exhibit in the Baby Boomer Museum. View full size.

 

Be a Tree: 1910

Be a Tree: 1910

New Zealand circa 1910. "Studio portrait, young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress and hat costume, with little presents and decorations hanging off her, Christchurch." Half-plate glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 
 
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