Posts Tagged ‘New York City in 1924’

Christmas trees piled on the New York waterfront

December 15, 2010

“A shipment of Christmas trees unloaded on the New York City waterfront,” reads the caption to this haunting 1924 photo, from the New York Public Library digital collection.

Within hours, they were likely picked up by tree peddlers, then sold to New Yorkers who placed them in their living rooms . . . only to be taken back to the side of the road after December 25.