Christmas Traditions

Remember Christmases past? What was/is your favorite part of Christmastime?
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Christmas cards and postcards, celebrations, family gatherings, shopping trips, dolls and toys, trees, Santa Claus, even Christmas sweaters - everything that made old time Christmases the joy they were. Remember?
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Rollin with his wife and eight children.
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Apr 23, 1926 - c. Jan 3, 1971
Grandpa Sterling Wing Lockwoood with Grandma Theresa Dorothy Kapudjija Lockwood
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I find this interesting as the card is drawn but real photo faces were used.
Added Dec 25, 2012 by: Arba Morrow
Arba Morrow
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Rosemary Clooney starred alongside Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen in White Christmas in 1954. It was the first film to be shot in Paramount's VistaVision process with color by Technicolor. The film boasted more than 15 songs. Lucky for Danny Kaye, Donald O'Connor became sick and was unable to shoot the film after Fred Astaire declined the project. Even though Vera-Ellen's character Ellen played the younger sister to Betty (Rosie Clooney), Rosemary Clooney was 7 years younger. The film took in $12 million dollars in 1954. Tickets were approximately 25¢ for children under 12 and 50¢ for over 12 & adults.
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May 23, 1928 - June 2002
A photo of Cameron & a Christmas tree, 12/15/22
Christmas trees and decorations. Santa Claus seated with toys on his lap. Santa Claus holding Mayflower Hotel.
A photo of Christmas shopping crowds. Gadsden, Alabama
A photo of a room with their Christmas tree - Harold Lloyd Estate, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA
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1893 - 1971
A 1906 stereograph of Santa with two girls . . .and a lot of neat dolls and toys! This is a staged photo but it looks like an authentic set with authentic toys. . .and the authentic Santa! ;) Stereograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, Underwood and Underwood
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c. 300 - Unknown
Added Dec 19, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A picture of Santa Claus making toys in 1907. You can see he hasn't gotten fat yet - and don't you love the toys and dolls that he's making? I bet they're worth money now . . . Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Underwood and Underwood
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c. 300 - Unknown
Added Dec 17, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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Christmas around 1900: A photo of a young girl looking up a chimney entitled "where Santa Lives." I'm sure that this is a staged portrait but what a wonderful picture of Christmas around the turn of the 19th century! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, W.H. Partridge
Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring and his wife with their children Cooper Coolidge, Marcus, and Melissa. The children are opening presents on Christmas Eve, 1937. Is it me, or does the oldest boy have more interesting presents than his sister? He has a whole train set with buildings - she has a . . . book?? Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris and Ewing.
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Unknown - Unknown
A peddler on the streets of New York City in 1910 at Christmas time. I don't know what he's selling but he's surrounded by young boys so it has to be a neat toy - perhaps a whirligig (it kind of looks like one in the peddler's hand)? A 1910 Christmas - and shopping and merchandising were as important as now! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain Collection
Christmas Greetings from the Sheridans!
Added Oct 6, 2011 by: Pam Marks
Pam Marks
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These are not my relative...photo found in an antique shop in Snohomish, Wa. Back of Christmas card says " Season's Greetings from the J.L. Nupp family..taken at Tacoma Washington at Uncle George Snyder's place..." Boys in photo are Franklin and Warren Nupp. Father is Joseph Lloyd Nupp (1888-1978) and mother is Hazel Corinne Snyder (1893-1985)
Added Feb 16, 2011 by: Pam Marks
Pam Marks
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Christmas time at Woodcliffe Farm :-) (Left to Right) My 1st cousin x 2 removed: Lilias Edith "Isobel" Grahame Moore (Marr. Simard) and her sister, Barbara Helen Grahame Moore (marr. Ramsey) - photo from Elaine Callande. When Lilias Edith "Isobel" was born on May 29, 1906, in British Columbia, Canada, her father, John, was 40, and her mother, Isobel, was 36. She married Wilfred Thomas Maurice SIMARD on September 14, 1929, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They had one child, David Simard, during their marriage. She died on May 20, 1997, in Enderby, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 90.
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May 29, 1906 - May 20, 1997
Me and Santa 1962.
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c. 1959 - Unknown
Added Jul 31 by: Lynn Spencer
Lynn Spencer
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This is a photo of Goncalves family added by Joao Goncalves on June 30, 2020.
This is a photo of James Ivan Monroe
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Dec 8, 1957 - May 22, 1994
Added Apr 10 by: Melo Monroe
Melo Monroe
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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
Christmas 1958; from left to right, Ronda Lou, Harry Denton, and Olive Minerva.
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Dec 19, 1918 - Unknown
Added Feb 18 by: Christian Tate
Christian Tate
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A photo of Louis Daniel Armstrong "Christmas in Harlem."
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Aug 4, 1901 - 1971
A Christmas Photo card in 1955? Yes, if your Dad was a commercial photographer! My Dad make several photo Christmas cards with his own photos of me. They may be all the rage now, but they were unique back then. Burbank Studios in Boston, Ken Burbank was my father. Well done, Dad!
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Jul 4, 1916 - Jun 9, 1986
A photo of the Obenberger children - Jane, 5 1/2. Nancy, 4. Karl 2 1/2 - Christmas 1964
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1959 - Unknown
This is a photo of Wolf & Dessauer's Santa added by Kate Schweikle on September 29, 2019.
Added Sep 29, 2019 by: Kate Schweikle
Kate Schweikle
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This is a photo of Wolf & Dessauer's Santa added by Kate Schweikle on September 29, 2019.
Added Sep 29, 2019 by: Kate Schweikle
Kate Schweikle
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A photo of the Herbert Taylor family, Christmas 1951
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1905 - 1988
Added Jun 27, 2019 by: James Taylor
James Taylor
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A photo of Erna Schlavin's family
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Jul 7, 1917 - Mar 5, 1991
A photo of Paul Marthe Sr
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1956 - Unknown
Added Mar 7, 2019 by: Colton LaLonde
Colton LaLonde
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A photo of William Casteel
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 4, 2018 by: Beth Pearce
Beth Pearce
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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 Joseph George Scheib, Ida Elsie Sigal-Scheib, David Joseph JR and George Scheib - christmas early 1950's
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May 6, 1914 - Mar 11, 1992
Added Feb 12, 2018 by: Mary Scheib
Mary Scheib
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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
Unidentified children looking in a store window during the Christmas season in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio in the 1940's (or 50's). The photo can be found at the Lane Public Library in Hamilton. Take notice to the car in the reflection in the window.
Added Jan 21, 2018 by: H Butler
H Butler
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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 the Anders Augustson family at Christmas.
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Sep 18, 1894 - Sep 12, 1994
Added Oct 19, 2017 by: Vicki Falkenstein
Vicki Falkenstein
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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 My mom and me She made everything beautiful. June 22, 2018 ~ Today would have been your 95th birthday... Not a day goes by that I don't miss you. I love you Mom......
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Unknown - Unknown
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 Harry G. Haight with Santa. The date is very early 1940's, Denver, Colorado. Son of Rose Bellender and Harry G. Haight, Sr.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Dec 20, 2016 by: Kelly Sullivan
Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of a Christmas toy display in Woolworth's window in 1935.
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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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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A photo of shoppers looking at the Christmas decorations in the window of Macy's in 1948.
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Macy's Santa Claus in 1924. Christmas is coming!
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo still of Loretta Young from the 1947 movie "The Bishop's Wife". Such a great movie - Cary Grant was the angel and David Niven was her husband, the Bishop, who prayed for a new church.
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Jan 6, 1913 - Aug 12, 2000
Added Dec 13, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
Kathy Pinna
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A photo of women Christmas shopping in 1937 London. Love their coats! (And the dress in the window.)
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