History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

23 December, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas across the decades and countries!

Nationaal Archief

Women from Zeeland in traditional costume with their tree, the Netherlands, 1949. Source

Nationaal Archief

Reading the Bible at Christmas, the Netherlands, 1949. Source

US National Archives

Christmas dance at the Negro Service Club, USA, 1943. Source

Nationaal Archief

Christmas theatrical production, Amsterdam, 1925. Source

Myron Davies, LIFE © Time Inc.

The Irwin family singing carols at a happy Christmas celebration marking the return of sons from World War Two. USA, 1945. Source

Nationaal Archief

Family singing carols around the tree, the Netherlands, undated. Source

Ed Clark, LIFE © Time Inc.

Dwight Eisenhower and family celebrating Christmas at the White House, 1960. Source

State Library and Archives Florida

Living nativity scene, Florida, undated. Source

Nationaal Archief

Christmas in a salt mine, Germany, 1933. Source

Nationaal Archief

Miners singing carols in a salt mine, Germany, 1933. 

Francis Miller, LIFE © Time Inc.

Preparing for the Christmas pageant at Brywn Mawr Community Church, Pennsylvania, 1956. Source

Robert W. Kelley, LIFE © Time Inc.

People waiting to get into the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 1962. Source

State Library of Queensland

Red Cross workers packing up Christmas parcels for the troops, 1942. Source

Thomas Macavoy, LIFE © Time Inc.

Franklin D. Roosevelt with family at Christmas, 1939. Source

US National Archives

Susan, the daughter of Gerald and Betty Ford, with the family Christmas tree, Virginia, 1961. Source

National Archives UK

Making the Empire Christmas pudding, 1926-39. Source

Nationaal Archief

Singing Christmas carols at the Salvation Army church, the Netherlands, 1960-64. Source

Leonard McCombe, LIFE © Time Inc.

Posh restaurant Luchow's, NYC, at Christmastime, 1962. Source

Nationaal Archief

A (posed) Christmas dinner, the Netherlands, c. 1950. Source

State Library and Archives Florida

Annual Christmas party at the Clara White Mission, Florida, 1963. Source

National Archives UK

Miners singing Christmas carols underground, Wrexham, Wales, 1950. Source

1 comment:

Lillyan Samuel (Christmas Celebrations ) said...

Images are stronger than verbal communication.. It speaks the history. And takes us through the history.

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