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Merry Christmas: 1913
        The colorized Christmas tree is back, 105 years after its debut in Madison Square. Happy ... and others (especially tterrace) have provided a boundless window into the past and countless hours spent away from the stresses of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/25/2018 - 10:15am -

Merry Christmas: 1913

Office Xmas Party: 1925
... a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Christmas Party! Which has been going on for 93 years now. Will Clarence in ... assert that there was flash. Who knows, maybe there's a window somewhere. That Office Girl I find her the most intriguing face ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/14/2018 - 8:44am -

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... did have a annual spring play using the stage and we had a Christmas concert. There was a way into the church from the back of the school. ... those empty houses. Afternoons we'd go in through a back window to study and do our homework. We didn't break anything, and at our age ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

There Was a Crooked House: 1962
... is why no member of your family is looking out a window in an effort to answer, "What is that boy doing out there?" [They ... roll film. Also is the Kodak Brownie Starmite I got for Christmas 1961 that could at last let me shoot 2x2 color slides, but not time ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 07/11/2019 - 1:26pm -

There Was a Crooked House: 1962

Christmas in Miami: 1954
... worth reheating over the Shorpy Duraflame. "Christmas 1954." My grandmother Sarah Hall (1904-2000) in her living room in ... Classy That is a seriously tasteful room. The tailored window dressing helps to tone down the old style furniture. The subdued red and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/21/2017 - 12:05pm -

Christmas in Miami: 1954

Multipurpose Room: 1940
... Those are some serious roof-to-ground icicles outside her window. Churchkey! I wonder how many millennials and later have any ... like this was when I visited relatives in Quebec one Christmas. No thanks; it's the sunny South for me. Icicles on the eaves ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/21/2019 - 7:32pm -

Multipurpose Room: 1940

Brattleboro Blizzard: 1940
... And I see an umbrella. In winter! "Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls" This photo reminds me of the climax of "It's ... on the roof? My guess is the photo was taken out a window or on the roof of the building at High and Main streets. Prosperity ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/08/2019 - 1:26pm -

Brattleboro Blizzard: 1940

Christmas Story: 1953
Christmas 1953. Oak Park, Illinois. My cousin Tom experiencing the thrill of ... family shot. WOW! what great memories. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family. Tinsel Hazards Here's a question for ... about 9 years old too. Windows 53 Love those window blinds. All our cats have eaten tinsel. It makes the litter box more ... 
 
Posted by der_bingle - 12/09/2008 - 6:58pm -

Christmas Story: 1953

30 Rock: 1933
... are very dramatic. When I was a small child, at Christmas, my family would go to the Christmas Pageant at Radio City Music Hall ... have posted. I work around the corner, and can look out my window at 30 Rock from 6th Avenue... my building wasn't built until 1973. Thank ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:22pm -

30 Rock: 1933

Yesterday's News: 1940
... "Men and a woman reading headlines posted in window of Brockton Enterprise newspaper office on Christmas Eve." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. ... Santa and that he might not finish up his route until Christmas morning! Men Without Hats The style changed, I believe, with ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/28/2018 - 8:56am -

Yesterday's News: 1940

Christmas With Wilbur and Orville: 1900
December 1900. Christmas tree in the home of Wilbur and Orville Wright at 7 Hawthorn Street in ... There's a lot of detail here for fans of old-school Christmas decoration. Zoom the gifts. Update: Niece Bertha is shown ... a ceiling. What? No "fragile" leg lamp in the window? Denny Gill Chugiak, Alaska Presents Beneath the Tree I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/16/2008 - 5:15pm -

Christmas With Wilbur and Orville: 1900

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922
... glass negative. View full size. Update: For the window-shoppers among us, I've posted a bigger closeup here . Lionel ... Stores could use them for window displays during Christmas. The rest as they say is history. Great picture. Also, just can't ... brother, handkerchiefs or an autograph book for Sis, etc. Christmas will never be as meaningful as when we had to budget every cent ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/06/2015 - 12:35am -

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922

Merry Christmas: 1951
        A Christmas chestnut from the Tuttle attic: "Tree -- Dec. 25, 1951." Merry Christmas from Blue Earth, Minnesota, and from Shorpy! 35mm Kodachrome by Grace ... we did not have was that white stuff you can see thru the window. Never did experience a white Christmas until I was 16. Thanks for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/25/2017 - 10:32am -

Merry Christmas: 1951

Merry Christmas From the Family
"Dickey Christmas tree, 1922." Our fourth holiday visit with the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has a decade's worth of Christmas portraits in the archives of the National Photo Co. Some of which ... of richness" and for drawing back the curtains over a window into the fascinating 3-D web of lives of his family and friends. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/29/2014 - 1:40pm -

Merry Christmas From the Family

Tinsel-Free Christmas: 1955
... December 1955. Here's our family's entry in the Shorpy Christmas tree sweepstakes. Devoid of any jolly celebrants, unfortunately, but ... Wise Men. Sharp-eyed observers may note that on the window seat, the fishbowl, vacant a year later , here appears to be ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 4:43pm -

Tinsel-Free Christmas: 1955

Clam Chowder Today: 1905
... in front of that building. Haunting Best face-in-a-window shot in a long time. Looks like a painting, and speaks of timeless ... and canceled all motion-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. Perhaps that's why he was not encouraged to run for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 2:37pm -

Clam Chowder Today: 1905

Christmas in Buffalo: c. 1910
Christmas with my grandparents in Buffalo, New York. They are the couple on ... Grandmother seems distracted by something outside a window. In the front, Jr. can't wait to gulp down that holiday punch, while ... pretty dangerous. My mother recalled one of her childhood Christmas trees catching fire from one of the wax candles (mid to late 1930's). ... 
 
Posted by bhappel - 11/24/2009 - 3:25pm -

Christmas in Buffalo: c. 1910

The Nurses: 1910
... I couldn't help but think when I saw the man in the window, "And there's a doctor, waiting for them to come back in and get him ... I later got more of the contemporary editions for Christmas and birthdays! Since I've grown up, married, had children, become a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 11:04am -

The Nurses: 1910

Nawlins: 1903
... and Pfaff printers (displayed here across a 3rd-story window) led to an incredibly-informative biography of William Pfaff. ... this vantage point. Streetcars and Saints I spent Christmas in New Orleans with the girlfriend, and was surprised to find out ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 4:32pm -

Nawlins: 1903

Christmas Eve 1954
... this was the same year my brother took me to see Rear Window . But, since it's the only one of me hanging my Christmas stocking (or of anybody in our family hanging one), I'm stuck ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 5:04pm -

Christmas Eve 1954

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922
Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Oldsmobile sales window." Some of us beyond a certain age might remember the Oldsmobile, or even ... I! I was sad when they went out of production. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to everyone at Shorpy. My first car was an ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 9:56pm -

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922

Motoress: 1921
... Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Woodward & Lothrop window." Department store display with a motoring theme. National Photo glass ... Santa I'd like that huge and well crafted model car for Christmas. The American Guide K2, I have a copy of that book, too. I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 9:48pm -

Motoress: 1921

Five and Ten: 1921
... D.C., circa 1921. "Whistle Bottling Works. Woolworth window." An elaborate dime-store window display for Whistle orange soda, "the ... and Ten When I hear "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," I wonder if people under 30 or even 35 know what the term "five and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 10:35am -

Five and Ten: 1921

It's Curtains: 1955
... dolled up, but the fancy apron and the condensation on the window point to a major cooking operation going on in the kitchen. All the ... you post. Red Ryder BB Gun It's Ralphie from "A Christmas Story"! (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery, tterrapix) ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 02/10/2018 - 9:38pm -

It's Curtains: 1955

Christmas Corner: 1921
... Market Space." A nighttime view of the festive six-Santa Christmas display previously seen here . National Photo Company Collection ... "Hey, how tall are those rooftop Santas? 10 feet?" Window dressers Window dressing must be a lost art! I remember all the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:35pm -

Christmas Corner: 1921

Koh-I-Noor: 1902
Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902: "Window display, art and drafting supplies." Our second look at Richmond & ... Beyond the scope of the photograph, the reflections in the window are intriguing. I see an Army recruitment center across the street. Is ... just waiting to be nibbled on! Dear Santa With Christmas fast approaching, can you go back in time and get me that Thatcher ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 11:52pm -

Koh-I-Noor: 1902

A Hotpoint Christmas
An appliance store at night. Christmas 1931. View full size. Stocking Stuffers Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like a new appliance! I'm sure that was tops on the list of ... Can we go inside, please? I just want to look around! Window Dressing This store doesn't look very big or important, but look at ... 
 
Posted by John.Debold - 11/07/2008 - 10:20pm -

A Hotpoint Christmas

Father's Only Vise: 1962
... how many of you wouldn't be thrilled to get a new vise for Christmas? Father seems pleased with this ultra-modern, high-tech aluminum ... Kodachrome II slide by me. View full size. A window into the past. Thanks for sharing that photo. If I had one like that ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 12/10/2010 - 4:34pm -

Father's Only Vise: 1962

Gifted: 1951
... E.S. - Dec 25 1951." It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes . Photo by Hubert ... Mercury Options This car has the accessory rear-window wiper. A joy of living that transcends decades and continents ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/21/2014 - 9:54am -

Gifted: 1951

Public Square, Cleveland: 1907
... best known for its appearance in Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" (1983), where young Ralphie drools over a Red Ryder carbine-action Range Model (etc., etc.) BB gun in the window. Statue of "Liberty" When I was a boy, an older friend ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:33pm -

Public Square, Cleveland: 1907
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