We’ve really enjoyed seeing all the photos our readers have shared of Christmases in the 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s. Here are some, in black and white. It’s fun to pick out the toys, to see the different kinds of trees, and to revel in the holiday cheer. They bring back fond memories for most of us. We hope you enjoy this selection of reader-submitted Christmas photos from the ’40s through the ’60s.
We’d like to thank David for sharing this wonderful photo. Besides the wonderful family with their gifts and a vintage Santa and panda, we can see how the icicles were hung on the tree branches one by one. That job would take hours!
This photo dates from about 1948 and is Dusty Old Thing’s own family collection. The little girl had been ill, but you can see her toys. Notice how small the tree was.
Big Lou, kids curious about how it worked, an aluminum tree and Christmas morning in print pajamas. What says that time period better?