Turn of the Century Christmas

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I love turn of the century photographs, especially photographs that were not posed, photographs that show us what life was actually like over a hundred years ago. I love to look at each face and wonder what their life was like, did they have kids, how long they lived, were they happy or sad? I found some wonderful images on Design You Trust of Christmas in New York and decided to do a search of my own on one of my favorite sites, the Library of Congress page on Flickr. There are so many stories there that are begging to be told; I think I could spend all day just looking and wondering.

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Turn of the Century Christmas
Can you believe the size of these trees? I had trouble getting a six footer home!

 

Turn of the Century Christmas
Window displays have changed quite a bit in the last hundred years.

 

Turn of the Century Christmas
This one looks like it’s straight out of Santa’s workshop.

 

Turn of the Century Christmas
I love this Santa Claus.

[via Flickr Library of Congress]