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 April, 2012

Happy Birthday!

The annual post to say happy birthday to my sister!

Happy birthday, Maddie! :)

A girl's 9th birthday party, Sydney, Australia, 1930s. Source

A children's birthday party in the 1930s, Sydney, Australia. Source


An office birthday party, 1951. Source

An 1889 birthday party, Brooklyn, New York. Source

The 75th birthday party of one Anna Archer, Denmark, undated. Source

A 1930s birthday party in Sydney. Source

A birthday party in Bergen, Norway, 1903. Source

Kids in costume for the 70th birthday of  Hermann Marcus, US, 1920. Source

A kid's birthday party in Virginia, 1953. Source

A birthday cake so big it needs four horses to pull it. That, or a float in a parade, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1956. Source

Tennessee Williams with a twentieth birthday cake-- for his play The Glass Menagerie, haha. 1965. Source

Samuel Rayburn blows out his birthday candles, Washington DC, 1949. Source

A little boy blows out his candles, surronded by friends-- fellow evacuees from London and Belgium, 1943. Source

Musician Harry James and his wife Betty Grable celebrate the first birthday of their daughter, California, 1945 [rotated and cropped from the original]. Source

Birthday party for actress Maree Austin, Melbourne, 1951. Source

A little girl and her birthday cake, Chicago, 1961. Source


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Maddie said...

Thank you maam.

funtasia in brooklyn said...

Birthday blast from the past! Glad the camera was invented. Such great memories will live on forever.

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