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Christmas Eve at Fourth Street 1951

Christmas Eve 1951

Aunts and Uncles gathered around the table on Christmas Eve. Note how little food is on the table. Christmas Eve was a fast day, fish and borscht was all that was available.

Christmas Eve 1951

Gift giving time in the living room. There were baby carriages everywhere,

Christmas Eve 1951

Susan is on the floor, Mike is holding a mystery gift and Barbara is near carriage.

Christmas Eve 1951

Did I get a tent? Note the intensity of the lighting. This photo was taken with a flash bulb, a glass bulb filled with magnesium and oxygen which would basically explode in blinding light with an audible pop. You could feel the heat, Fun times.

 

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