Celebrating a New York Christmas, 1920s style

Or maybe 1930s? It’s hard to tell when this postcard first appeared, but the illustration presents a very sophisticated, Art Deco skyscraper city during Christmastime.


Happy Holidays from Ephemeral New York!

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15 Responses to “Celebrating a New York Christmas, 1920s style”

  1. greg chown Says:

    Thank you for all the great posts.

  2. Michel Says:

    Happy Holidays to you. Your posts are so great! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to when I check my email. Michel

  3. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you both!

  4. Lu Says:

    Really nice. Love the old skyline. Seems more towards the ’20’s to me.


  5. Sean Says:

    I collect these type of old Christmas post cards, and have quite a few from the 1920s, and I think they sort of ceased being published after the 1920s, likely as a result of the Depression. For example, the really nice ones ceased at the start of WW1

  6. Newport Carl Says:

    Merry Christmas yourself. Thanks for the wonderful stuff in 2014… All the best!

  7. trilby1895 Says:

    Yes! Thank you for the wonderful posts of our magical New York. The card you show here captures the glamour of a 1920s Manhattan Christmas season. And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

  8. Jon (Bilbao) Says:

    Thank you! Enjoy the season you too. It’s great to read you.

  9. Mykola Mick Dementiuk Says:

    I peek in almost weekly, you become a way of life to me. Happy Holidays😉

  10. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you!

  11. Exile on Pain Street Says:

    Merry Christmas to you, too. I love this space. Please keep up the good work and know it doesn’t go unappreciated.

  12. Tom B Says:

    One of my favorite web sites to look at every day. Happy New Year!

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