December 21, 2010It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
By Sablemable aka Jan
I found some wonderful photos from the MCM era of cities and department stores decked out in Christmas attire.
The following photos are courtesy of the Library of Congress; Los Angeles Public Library; Denver Public Library; Transit Miami (www.transitmiami.com) and Card Cow (www.cardcow.com). Regretfully, I could not find color or b&w photos of the Christmas Tree inside the former Marshall Field’s Store, nor could I find a photo of the tree at Rockefeller Center during the Fifties and Sixties and Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, CA. Boo-hoo!
BURDINES DEPARTMENT STORE c. 1960
MARSHALL FIELD’S DEPARTMENT STORE c. 1956
THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE AT LAFAYETTE SQUARE (AKA PRESIDENT’S PARK)
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES c. 1950
THE CITY AND COUNTY BUILDING, DENVER, COLORADO c. 1953
DOWNTOWN STERLING, COLORADO c. MID-SIXTIES
Is your community putting on the Ritz this Christmas? Share your memories with us!