Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sepia Saturday - 106 - Special .....31 December 2011


New Year Celebration 1940 "Please do join our party and put on your hat and pass the champagne...."
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Irish Toast - in the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.

Mummers on Broad St., New Year's Day, Philadelphia, PA.
Courtesy of Library of Congress,  Washington, D.C. part of the Bain Collection
A Mummer is a performer, one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals.

Philadelphia you really know how to put on a New Year's Day Parade!
this clip starts with quick photos from 1892 to current and then the real live parade! Quite entertaining, really.

                                                 Celebration at New York's "Cafe" Happy New Year's Eve...let the funny hats fill the room, as well as laughter and good cheer to bring in the New Year...this year being about 1910. - Courtesy Library of Congress, Bain Collection - parts from George Grantham Bain.

Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you.  But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.

                  Drinking to the New Year, New York, inside the "Cafe" about 1910.
- Courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. - Bain Collection

Below is a video for the best ever 1950's New Year's Eve Party....complete with those silly hats....

This is a special Christmas and New Year's special......edition.....if you want to view more or even care to share something of your own please do, and just go here

Here's the link
...and remember as we say good-bye to 2011 we are welcoming a merry tomorrow...I wish you all the happiest of times in our new year ahead....  H a p p y   N e w   Y e a r ..... to you all!


Max Sartin said...

Love those old pictures, catching the new year coming in so many of them ago. Way cool.

Bob Scotney said...

These pictures show a way of life that I no longer recognise. Now New Year celebrations are down to a crowd of just two.
Great series of photos Karen.

Little Nell said...

These are are really great pictures Karen. The old home movie was funny too. I like the toasts. I was just listening to a programme on BBC Radio 4 about toasts. Here’s a couple they ended with: May your ceiling not fall in on you and may those seated below it not fall out! But I like: May your house always be too small for all your friends! I send that toast to you for the new Year.

Postcardy said...

I'll drink to that.

Liz Stratton said...

What a great series of New Year's Eve photographs! Here's a toast to you and wishes for the best in the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Karen. I hope you celebrated in style too! Jo

Mike Brubaker said...

Wonderful celebrations! Best wishes for 2012

Tattered and Lost said...

It's funny how looking at the photos small and then enlarging them they become such different images. The first one I thought was movie stars, specifically John Payne and June Allison. Upon closer look they're just revelers with unknown faces. But boy they look like stars.

Wonderful selection.