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*julia November 6, 2007
It's getting to look a lot like Christmas again ... yipee! Please post images of objects/photos that fall strictly within the 1945-1970 timeline. Nothing retro, only vintage.
Group DescriptionI adore the Christmas season ... one of the notable exceptions to my characteristic cynicism is my love of Christmas decor, music, and traditions. As I am a graphic designer, I don't mind the commercialism, I love it! That is, when it's done well. And as far as I'm concerned, it was never done better than in mid-century America.
Here is a place for you to post all things vintage – and retro – that are Christmas-related. TIME PERIOD 1940-1975 (from that period or reminiscent of that period).
Some of what fits here includes:
• Images of vintage or retro decorations,
• Vintage Christmas-related photos,
• Vintage Christmas-themed ads,
• Vintage Christmas cards (choose only your favorite!),
• Vintage Christmas-themed children's book illustrations,
• Vintage Christmas craft book illos/photos,
• Vintage Christmas album covers,
• Photos of your own collection of old or retro decorations,
• Images of any retro-inspired Christmas crafting you have done
• Images of any vintage Christmas-specific clothing or linens you own (aprons! tablecloths! tea towels!),
• Scans of your best vintage or retro Christmas wrap,
• Scans from vintage Christmas decor or idea mags.
There are surely other items I haven't included ... any nifty Christmas-related ephemera is game. Please make sure that the item is from roughly 1940-1975, or is consciously mimicking a style from that period. I'm not a purist, just trying to create a certain type of image bank, here.
• Post as much and as often as you like.
• No image may be downloaded for reproduction (via print or web) without express permission from the individual poster.
• You may only post vintage images that you have personally collected from original vintage source material (not from recently-published compendia of vintage images).
• If you post images of retro commercial art from recent seasons (e.g. when CSA Design did Target's holiday campaign a few years ago), you're likely better off posting "snapshots", rather than hi-res scans. We want to show what's neat, but not step on anyone's toes.
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe