Vintage Christmas

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“Raymond Dickey. Christmas 1915.”

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Christmas 1953.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “Mrs. A.M. Keen. Christmas tree.” Somewhere in there: a very tiny kitchen sink. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

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December 1900. Christmas tree in the home of Wilbur and Orville Wright at 7 Hawthorn Street in Dayton, Ohio, three years before their famous flight. 4×5 dry-plate glass negative by the Wright Brothers.

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December 1919. “Baker Christmas tree.” Secretary of War Newton Baker, wife Elizabeth and children Jack, Betty and little Peggy. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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December 26, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Nevine and Nemai Yousry.” Children of the Egyptian ambassador and their Christmas tree.

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Washington, D.C., 1919. “Post Office a la cart.” Deck the truck with boughs of holly! National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Christmas in Buffalo, New York. 1909.

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December 1918 in Washington, D.C. “Christmas dinner for horses.”

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“Xmas 1951.”

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December 1936: “Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie.” Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

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December 1924. “Santa’s toys.” Toy World at Wanamaker’s in New York.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1921. “Woodward & Lothrop window.” Department store display with a motoring theme. National Photo glass negative.

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“Dorsey Christmas tree, 1922.”

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“Secretary Davis, Christmas tree, 1921.” James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor in the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover administrations, moonlighting as Santa Claus. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Circa 1920. “Houck Christmas tree.” Everyone gather round for eggnog and carols! National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

(Photos from Shorpy.)