Once reliant upon Germany for its ornaments, toys, and even its Christmas customs, America became self-sufficient in the post-War years with Christmas ornaments and toys being manufactured in the United States that were considerably less expensive than their German counterparts. American Christmas customs and traditions such as visits to department store Santas and letter writing to Santa at the North Pole remained intact during America’s post-War years, but the era generated contributions that have endured to become traditions.
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Stettin, Germany (1890s)Stettin developed into a major Prussian port and became part of the German Empire in 1871. While most of the…
Norman Parkinson: A Very British GlamourOne of the great pioneers of fashion photography, Norman Parkinson is famous for his sense of style and glamour. Heralded…