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How 1910s New Yorkers got their Christmas trees

November 30, 2020

News photographer George Bain spent much of his career taking photos of New Yorkers going about everyday lifeā€”and that included prepping for and celebrating Christmas.

In the captions of these 1910s photos, he didn’t explain where these trees started out before they were apparently dumped at Chambers Street, most likely, where the Erie Railroad had a ferry terminal.

They appear to be destined for the parlors of city residents (brought by a team of horses), who wouldn’t consider it Christmas without a beautiful tree to decorate and gather around.

[Photo: LOC]