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A Christmas Carol: 1913

A Christmas Carol: 1913

        Our ninth annual holiday greeting from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has been welcoming us into his home since 1912 or 2008, depending on how you look at it. This marks the last of the series, unless we find some more in our stocking come Friday. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

"Dickey family and Christmas tree, 1913." Looking a bit jollier than usual. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Meccano

In the background behind Mother.

I used to have one of those when I was a boy in England. My grandfather was a mechanical engineer for Rover and bought us 'educational' toys at Christmas. This was one that I loved.

Thanks for the picture. Brings back so many fond memories [baxado]

Haut Décor

Felt pennants are an odd decorating choice for the parlor of a relatively affluent family of that era.

Of course, anything that hides even a part of that wallpaper is welcome.

Those ornaments

Beautiful ornaments. No batteries required.

Their Little Secret

Nice to see some hint of a smile (at least on Mom).
They probably just got finished decorating the top of the tree upstairs in the bedroom.

Out of order

First you pick the tree, then you pick a house to fit it. They got it backwards.

Tree

Why didn't they just cut a hole in the ceiling?
Honey, you misjudge the height every year, this year I got you a tape measure.

Wait til next year

We will trim off the bottom off the tree to make it fit the living room.

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