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Hello, Holly: 1952

Hello, Holly: 1952

From the "Linda" Kodachromes circa 1952 comes this Dutch door festively dressed with spruce wreath and merry-maker. Nobody leaves till the eggnog's all gone. View full size.

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Oh golly, what a missed opportunity

This picture begs for someone to have 'shopped the 1925 Xmas Party into one of the pictures on the wall.

Hello boys and girls

It's your ol pal, Linda here. I have to talk to you from this side of the door because I'm a good girl and this room is filled with naughty pine.

Door latch

That door latch …

What name is given to that sort of door latch and how does it work?

Raised With The Dutch

Dad Dutched the door to one of the bedrooms where the youngest child was kept. The upper half was always open so our parents could hear what was going on, while the lower half was closed at bedtime to prevent wandering that might cause damage to the kid. I was thrilled when my younger Sister came along and I was moved to a bedroom with a real big boy door.

A Blue Christmas, a Knotty Christmas

You can catch a glimpse of spring, too. (By her left elbow).

It's time for the feats of strength

I saw that thing propped up behind the door and instantly thought it was a Festivus pole. Who knew Mr. Costanza's holiday dated back to the early '50s?

Projection screen?

Or Festivus Pole?


Seeing the scratch lines below the door handle I bet they had a dog.

It's only Mrs. Claus

In civvies.

Evidence of slides

That thing propped in the corner looks like a Da-Lite projection screen, larger than ours of similar vintage, but the same color. Glass-beaded surface, probably. Also interesting and prompting questions are the photos that seem to depict some institutional facility, like a hospital or orphanage, and at Christmas, to boot.

Leg Lamp

... in the box marked "Fragile" behind the door.

A blue spruce

And it's leaking.

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