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

09 December, 2011

Trimming the Tree

Yesterday we had Christmas trees being brought home and Christmas trees standing in state; today, it's about the decorating!

State Library of New South Wales

Women decorating a studio Christmas tree at the radio station, Sydney, Australia, 1937. Source

Nationaal Archief

A (posed) family, with the candles on the tree being lit, the Netherlands, 1950-60. Source

Ralph Crane, LIFE © Time Inc.

Mrs. George Sutton (this always makes me cringe, but it doesn't provide her given name) and family decorating the tree, California, 1956. Source

Ralph Crane, LIFE © Time Inc.

It's a very tall tree. Source

John Dominis, LIFE © Time Inc.

Little girls decorating a tree, Cuba, 1962. Source

Peter Stackpole, LIFE © Time Inc. 

Elaine Stewart and her family decorate the tree, USA, 1953. Source

Nationaal Archief

Little boy blowing out a candle on the tree, the Netherlands, undated. Source

John Dominis, LIFE © Time Inc.

A family decorating a tree at the Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, 1962. Source

Nationaal Archief

A miner decorating a tree in a salt mine, with salt crystal ornaments, Germany, 1933. Source

Australian War Memorial

Little girls decorating a paper Christmas tree, Melbourne, Australia, 1942. Source

George Silk, LIFE © Time Inc.

Two children decorating their first Christmas tree with help from the missionary, Spring Cove [BC? it doesn't specify], Canada, 1953. Source

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