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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Christmas

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.

 

All the Trimmings: 1910

All the Trimmings: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Harris, Martha. Christmas tree." The home of Harris & Ewing co-founder George Harris and wife May, with presents for daughter Martha. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

I Dream of Dishwasher: 1953

I Dream of Dishwasher: 1953

1953. "The American Dream of Christmas. Photographs of Christmas gifts with television personality Bert Parks; includes Parks and a woman posed in a studio riding on a 'magic carpet' on which are displayed electrical household appliances." Photo by Milton H. Greene for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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