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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

New Year

Happy New Year: 1943

Happy New Year: 1943

January 1, 1943. "New York. Blowing horns on Bleecker Street on New Year's Day." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Washington, D.C. "New Year celebration, 1940." Happy New Year from Shorpy! National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 

Parsi New Year (Navroj): c. 1965

Parsi New Year (Navroj): c. 1965

March, probably 1965. The entire Parsi community of the 1960s is in this photo.

Seated: (from left) My mother, old Mrs. Byram, one of her daughters (either Jilloo or Silloo - I cannot recall which), I cannot recall who the woman on the Ottoman was, possibly a third Byram sister?), and Mrs. Contractor.

Standing: Mr. and Mrs. Patel, Mr. Contractor, the other of the two Byram sisters, my father.

I knew the Patels for many years and Mrs. Patel (who is Dutch) attended the Unitarian church with my family. Aside from my mother, she is the only other person in the photo who is still alive. Mrs. Bryam was a sweet lady. I liked her very much. I recall, however, that she was diabetic and her daughters would slap her hand if she tried to take a candy or sweet. View full size.

Celebrating the New Year: 1954

Celebrating the New Year: 1954

My grandparents celebrated the New Year of 1954 in their new ranch style home that replaced the old farmhouse. Champaign County, Illinois. View full size.

Tournament of Roses: 1960

Tournament of Roses: 1960

New Year's Day 1960 along Colorado Avenue in Pasadena, California, and the 71st annual Tournament of Roses Parade. View full size.

New Year's Eve 1956

New Year's Eve 1956

December 31, 1956 (or January 1, 1957). A party my brother, then 19, went to. Other than recognizing a couple family friends, that's all I know about this Ektachrome slide. View full size.

Drunken Ducks: 1925

Drunken Ducks: 1925

Sept. 5, 1925. "Intoxicated ducks at 611 Yon.[?] Street." This one's a mystery to me. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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