…and here are a few images of good cheer from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection of photographs. Happy Holidays!
Santa holding little girl, ca 1930, A. Aubrey Bodine, MdHS, MC7723-5.
Santas of Volunteers of America Christmas fund, undated, A. Aubrey Bodine, MdHS, B352a.
Group portrait: Young boys and girls posing in
front of fireplace and Christmas tree, December 1949, Paul Henderson, MdHS, HEN.02.03-034.
Hendrickson’s Christmas Tree, W. Franklin St., December 30, 1935, John Dubas, MdHS, MC 9269B.
Description on the rear of the photograph: Photographer John Dubas captured the joy of Christmas in 1935: a monstrous tree, its electric lights and tinsel aglow, is forced into the family parlor, and the family gathers round. At least the couple in the middle – the ones with the menacing ceramic dog – seem to be having a merry time.
Maryland Tuberculosis Association Christmas Seal Campaign.
Elephant with banner also advertising for the Hippodrome in front of City Hall, December 5, 1931, photograph by the Hughes Company, MdHS, MC6236.
Pratt Street, Christmas Tree, United Railway Company, interior power plant, January 1912, MdHS, MC 6907.