26 December 2008

Christmas, 1922

As someone at Shorpy pointed out, the toys under the tree would be worth a fortune today (the Toonerville Trolley in the foreground goes for about $1500).

What interests me about this tree and the one in the next blog entry, apart from the decorations, is the "openness" of the branches. This is the way trees were when I was a child in the 1950s. Modern farmed trees are repeatedly mechanically pruned with I think a conical trimmer, and they become so dense with new growth that it becomes difficult to have ornaments dangle from the branches.

Definitely worth clicking to enlarge.

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