Holidays and Special Events

The times when families gather and celebrate.
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Whether these holidays have religious or secular roots, they are times when family comes together and memories are made. Before the advent of photography, we didn't have a way to see what happened. Now, of course, we have over a century of visual recollections.
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This is a photo of Unknown Boy, Halloween (?) added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 4, 2020.
This is a photo of Goncalves family added by Joao Goncalves on June 30, 2020.
Not sure what Easter this photo was taken nor the location. Potentially my grandmother's house on David in San Jose? I was always great finding those Easter eggs with my 'eagle eyes' :)
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Jan 11, 1981 - Unknown
This is a photo of Silvio Malfetano and his wife Mary (Cinelli) Malfetano on a cruise tour... added by Mario Aranburu on April 6, 2020.
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Dec 20, 1896 - June 1978
This is a photo of Bob and Carolyn Harris Timothy Hoptman added by Carolyn Lewis on March 24, 2020.
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Aug 9, 1960 - Unknown
Cliff and Pauline Calvert aboard the Disney Wonder to Alaska for their 50th wedding anniversary July 2016.(Cliff is the son of George Duffell Calvert)
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 4 by: Tammy Harris
Tammy Harris
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A photo of Louis Daniel Armstrong "Christmas in Harlem."
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Aug 4, 1901 - 1971
A photo of the Obenberger children - Jane, 5 1/2. Nancy, 4. Karl 2 1/2 - Christmas 1964
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1959 - Unknown
A photo of Eva M. (Ashenden) Murray and friends at Plum Island. Found in a Texas antique store with other photos of the Ashenden family of Massachusetts. Written on the back "Eva Ashenden + friends on vacation at Plum Island in Newbery Port [sic] Mass. 1914" The woman at far left rear is identified in the other Plum Island photo as Mollie Lallie or Tallie.
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Found at a Texas antique store with other photos of the Ashenden family of Massachusetts. Written on the back "Eva Ashenden and friends - Knights Of Columbus". May have been taken at Plum Island.
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A photo of George Daniel Murray and friends at the beach. Found in a Texas antique store with several Ashenden family photos. Left to right: "Rose Burns, Tom Walsh, unknown woman, George Murray" May have been taken at Plum Island. The ladies are wearing very daring bathing suits. One of them is even showing her knees!
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1887 - Unknown
A photo of Erna Schlavin's family
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Jul 7, 1917 - Mar 5, 1991
This pretty little girl is Mary Margaret Klingenmeier (1916 -- 1991) from Erie County, New York standing in the garden with the American flag on July 4th. Patriotic childhood moment... circa 1918
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Merriewold Park, NY summer house, photo of Frances and George in circa 1950 Sullivan County New York
A photo of a Punch Magazine cartoon for New Years Day, 1919. Following the end of WW1 in November 1918, Punch Magazine shows that the task for 1919 was repairing global alliances.
A photo of William Casteel
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 4, 2018 by: Beth Pearce
Beth Pearce
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A photo of Jean Puddicombe Sylvester & son James. Easter 1950 in Kentucky
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Feb 12, 1919 - Feb 6, 1996
This is an unsent postcard for Christmas. It reads: May your way through life be free from strife, and all your days with pleasure be, what more, my friend, could I wish thee? It's not dated, but probably early 1900's. On the back it says: A postcard of good cheer. A stamp today sends me away.
A photo of the Pinkley family, Easter 1952 Ft Lee Virginia
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Sep 12, 1929 - October 2010
A photo of Genevieve G Myers
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Oct 10, 1934 - Dec 9, 1999
Added Feb 3, 2018 by: Bill Martin
Bill Martin
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Christmas in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in the 1950's. Probably taken in about December 1952. And a photograph of the photographer, Joseph "Joe" Cella (Journal News) while he is taking the photograph. The photo was taken of High Street looking east. He is standing on top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument near the Great Miami River. You can still see patches of snow in the photo of High St.
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Unknown - Unknown
Elvin Charles Tuttle with his sister, Shirley Ann Tuttle in about December 1951 during the Christmas season when he was 3 years old and she was 1 year and 11 months old (she turned 2 years old in Jan 1952). The photo was taken in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio and most likely at Roemer's Hardware on Pleasant Ave in the Lindenwald area of Hamilton.
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Oct 30, 1948 - 2003
A Christmas card photo of the Medley & Mildred Ward family in 1959.
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Nov 14, 1908 - Aug 17, 2002
A photo of Pauline E Tibbetts
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May 11, 1926 - Feb 28, 2005
Added Oct 18, 2017 by: Mary Tibbetts
Mary Tibbetts
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A photo of Allen Daniel Groves and Shirleen Branson Groves - Easter Sunday celebrating while they were dating.
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Unknown - Unknown
A photo of a little girl that was taken for Easter in Norway, 1916.
Added Apr 6, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Superman (George Reeves) with a very dapper Easter bunny - who's faster?
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Jan 5, 1914 - Jun 16, 1959
Added Apr 6, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of the Easter bunny with a strange hat. The boy looks like he's saying "Are you sure this isn't a unicorn?"
Added Apr 6, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of the Easter bunny with huge whiskers, wearing a vest. He's a hybrid!
Added Apr 6, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of a vintage (circa 1950's) Valentine's Day Card.
Added Feb 13, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Santa Claus, Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis, and maybe Shirley Temple(?) taken by American Photo Service, Hollywood, California #AP-5512. Zack was in some older movies, posed for painters, worked circus and sideshows. I have tried to identifly the little girl from family photos and found her not to be a family member. I have wondered if this was Shirley Temple sitting on his lap.
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Feb 16, 1884 - Jun 16, 1962
a photo of a couple of boys enchanted by the Christmas window display in New York City.
A photo of women window shopping in the 1950's during Christmas.
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of a crowd of shoppers at Christmas in 1947
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of women Christmas shopping in New York City in 1945.
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Christmas shoppers, dressed "to the nines" in 1913 New York.
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of a young (rich?) girl, shopping for Christmas with a helper carrying the packages!
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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