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Magical Black and White Photos Of Christmas From Way Back Then

Vintage Photos | November 25, 2015

These black and white images give us a historical look at how people prepare for the season back in the day.

The photos may be devoid of color but you can still feel the same holiday spirit and see the same happy faces only Christmastime can magically bring.

 
November 1921: Santa Claus handing out presents to the Children's Aid and Adoption Society at Leytonstone, London.
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1933:Paramount child star Baby LeRoy plays with his new toys under the Christmas tree.
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November 18, 1933: Children's Christmas party at the Hoxton Mission, London.
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Circa 1935: A family enjoying Christmas tea time with chocolate cake, a candelabra and holly on the table.
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December 7, 1938: Santa Claus hands out presents to children at the Aid And Adoption Society home at Leytonstone
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December 1939: A seasonably attired kid climbs on to the sandbags to get a closer look at the toys in a shop window, West End of London.
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December 1, 1948: Two policemen looking at London's 64ft Christmas tree, a gift from Norway, illuminated in Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery.
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1958: Three kids carolling in the falling snow.
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Circa 1950s: Two children waiting for Santa Claus, USA
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December 24. 1954: A young girl hangs a Christmas garland on the door of her home at Northleach, Gloucestershire, in accordance with an old local tradition.
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Circa 1955: A young patient in the pediatric ward of the U.S. Lenox Hill Hospital receives an unexpected Christmas present from student nurse Linda Gross.
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Circa 1955: A woman who decorating a Christmas tree.
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Circa 1955: Happy Christmas shoppers looking at the window displays of the shops of Washington DC.
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Circa 1955: A close-up of a woman painting Christmas tree decorations in Crisfield, Maryland.
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1956: Christmas morning
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1915: Children carrying holly and mistle toe.
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1959: Christmas shopping in New York
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1950s: Kids by Christmas tree with unopened gifts
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1928: Selling mistletoe on the streets.
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1962: Paris Christmas time
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1933: Purchasing a Christmas tree
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1929: Les Galeries Lafayette, Paris
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1930: Les Galeries Lafayette, Paris
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1934: Les Galeries Lafayette, Paris
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1930: Decorating your car for Christmas
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1926: Le Bon Marché department store, Paris
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1934: Le Bazaar De L’Hotel De Ville, Paris
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1966: Rue Royale, Paris
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1971: Arc de Triomphe, Paris
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