Vintage Photos at Random

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Amazing, and I love seeing the fashions characteristic of the 1840s and 50s. Look at that hair!
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The Alamo Theater No. 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, with displays for its showing of the American comedy film The Chorus Girl's Romance (1920) with Viola Dana, on page 54 of the December 11, 1920 Exhibitors Herald. The cutout of Viola Dana had a mechanism that made her shoulders, which were mounted separately, move like a shimmy dancer. The chief of police arrived the next day and ordered the mechanism turned off, and the theater operator added a "censored" label to the cutout.
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That is fascinating!! They could be very funny back then!
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:lol: Isn’t that interesting?

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The original cast of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, St. Petersburg, 1892.
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Oh, wow!! That's a cool one.
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The Christmas tree at the home of the Wright Brothers, December 1900. If you always wondered what Wilbur and Orville's tree looked like...well—now you know! :)
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Wow! It looks like a mess to me. What do you think?
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Kitty wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Wow! It looks like a mess to me. What do you think?
It has kind of a homemade charm to it, I think.

I gather from looking at old photographs that our modern concept of a neatly decorated perfectly pyramidal tree wasn’t a thing back then. A lot of the trees seemed to be any sort of shape—most likely what was available.

Also decorated more haphazardly as well, maybe. They made a lot of their decorations, out of colored paper, strung popcorn, etc. The tree wasn’t as much of a fashion statement as maybe it is today. That’s my impression, anyway. Do you think that’s right?

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donnie wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Kitty wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Wow! It looks like a mess to me. What do you think?
It has kind of a homemade charm to it, I think.

I gather from looking at old photographs that our modern concept of a neatly decorated perfectly pyramidal tree wasn’t a thing back then. A lot of the trees seemed to be any sort of shape—most likely what was available.

Also decorated more haphazardly as well, maybe. They made a lot of their decorations, out of colored paper, strung popcorn, etc. The tree wasn’t as much of a fashion statement as maybe it is today. That’s my impression, anyway. Do you think that’s right?
I think you're right. Also, they used to put the presents ON the tree, so I think having trees like this with crazy branches probably helped in that custom. What are those hanging off the branches? Buckets? 😹
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