D.T. Burrell's Christmas 1908

Kathy Pinna
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on Nov 09, 2011 9:14 PM
Photographer D.T. Burrell's photo of children on Christmas in 1908.

There's no identification of the children but the photo is entitled "Their First Glimpse" - of the tree, obviously, they're not looking at the presents!

My grandmother was born in 1908 in England and she used to describe their Christmas tree in England. She said that her parents would decorate the tree on Christmas Eve after she and her brother and sister were in bed. When they got up in the morning, the tree would be in its full glory with candles as lights. Sounds dangerous but I'm certain, from the way she described it, her face must have been just like these children's.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, D.T. Burrell
Date & Place: in USA

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