Vintage Christmas Photos
We all long for a time past when things were simpler. But really, looking through these old black and white photos we realize things were really never simple. Whether celebrating Christmas through war, illness, or just hard times, we still find ways to find grace in our lives. We get such a nostalgic rush looking back in time, especially on the holidays. Here is a collection of pictures from Christmas’ past.
Screenshot of Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Karolyn Grimes in the American film It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).
Christmas shopping on Fifth Avenue, New York 1900 Hess Brothers Department Store – Christmas – Deck The Halls Enterance – Allentown PA 1966
Poster by francis day for ‘christmas number’ 1896 Father Christmas at T. Armstrong & Co. premises. Date circa 1930 Old Father Christmas or The Cave of Mystery. 22 December 1866
Steel engraving of Martin Luther’s Christmas Tree, from Sartain’s Magazine, circa 1860 Title: Old Christmas Year: 1916 (1910s) Authors: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 George Henry Boughton (1833–1905) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q2573180 Title New Year’s Day in Old New York (from the Christmas Number of “The Graphic”) Description Print; Prints December 1882
Family group with Christmas tree 1921 Harris & Ewing, photographer
Nickolas Muray Title: McCall’s magazine cover, family arriving in the kitchen for the holidays Date: 1939
Title: Old Christmas Year: 1916 (1910s) Authors: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Red Cross workers packing Christmas presents for the Fighting Forces during World War II, October 1942.
Christmas Brings Union, cartoon, 24 December 1887
Title: Programme Year: 1881 (1880s) Authors: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Handwritten Christmas card with a coloured photo of the Tolkien family, sent by Mabel Tolkien from the Orange Free State to her relatives in Birmingham, on November 15, 1892. Under the christmas tree. 1900 Lajos Goro Hungarian illustrator and painter
Babe Paley with her four children (William and Kate Paley are in the middle) on Christmas Day, 1960.
1935 Christmas Toys
16 December 2014, 16:02 ‘Merry Christmas’ Archives New Zealand from New Zealand Photo by Kurutz Márton.1932 Christmas Dance Kurutz Márton. 1962 Australian childrenChristmas in New South Wales 1938
Fancy Dress Christmas Party State Library of New South Wales collection 1935
Photograph of a mother and child used on the front cover of The Queenslander Christmas supplement in 1915. Image of a mother and child at home in the bedroom surrounded by images of war
Die Gartenlaube (The Garden Arbor) 1871
Title: A Christmas carol Year: 1900 (1900s) Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Coburn, Frederick Simpson
Crimean War, Sebastopol: Christmas Dinner before the Battle of Sebastopol. Tinted lithograph by J.A. Vinter, 1855, after W. Simpson.
The next to go. Fight tuberculosis! Red Cross Christmas seal campaign 1919 RPA Hospital Christmas Date December 1944 Christmas 1937
WAVE Ensign Sarah B. Corkern, USNR, on duty at Fleet Post Office in New Orleans, stands in front of a big pile of mail sacks filled with packages destined for delivery to Navy Bluejackets by Christmas, 1944. U.S. Army Hospital Center, Allerey, France, Red Cross hut, filling Christmas stockings
The token : a Christmas and New Year’s present 1830 Authors: Goodrich, Samuel G, View of crowd at ceremonies for the lighting of the White House Christmas tree. 24 December 1947 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the south lawn of the White House. The Washington Monument is in the background. Seated on the front row are Secretary of Commerce Averell Harriman (left) and Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson (third from the left). Date 24 December 1947 Harry Roseland Dated verso: Alonzo E. DuPell and family / 156 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, N. York / Christmas Morning-1915 Family with toys in front of Christmas tree. Date Phildelphia : Griffith & Griffith, c1897. Photo of Bing Crosby and family in a skit from his 1974 Christmas special. From left: Mary Frances, Nathaniel, Bing, Kathryn and Harry. Crosby has four sons from his first marriage. Date November 1974