Jewish women pray along the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City on New Year’s Day 1909.
This December 1940 photo shows an exhausted Santa Claus bathing his tired feet in a hot mustard bath. On Christmas night in 1940, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer gave several accounts of Santa Claus’ long day. The police reporter noted that Santa was “unacountably missing” from the North Pole for twelve hours. A foreign correspondent reported that […]
Christmas Pageant at Zion Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin on December 24, 1946. The angels are (left to right): Arlene Jenkins, Mary Sachtjen, Elsa Splett, Shirley Schumann, Joanne Groff, Joan Scheiwe, Dorothy Schultz, and Mitzi Schultz. Mary was portrayed by Alberta Smith. At the manger are Rochelle Dommershausen, Shirle Ann Becker, and Carole Schrotz.
Christmas 1950 at the Country Club Plaza (shopping center) featured the world’s largest replica of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The statute, designed by Robert May, was ten feet tall, moved his head, wagged his tail, and lit up his nose when he greeted the many Christmas shoppers on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.
These GIs, attached to the 9th Service Command somewhere in England, take time out on Christmas Eve to decorate a tree at their base, December 24, 1943. They are, left to right: Pvt. George Rutter of Greenburg, Pa., Cpl. Conrad Myers of Fort Thomas, Ky., Cpl. Merrill Dunn of Laurel, Delaware, and Pfc. Edward Arnzen of Newport, […]