Christmas Art from Plan59

As we head into the Christmas season, here are some brightly colored images from the 1950s and 1960s. 

Christmas 1960

Christmas 1960

That’s quite a deep horizon above.

Beer Ad

Beer Ad

Beer for Christmas?  It must have sounded like a good idea in 1948.

Thanksgiving Day 1953

Thanksgiving Day 1953

 This ad is for Ballantine rum.  Evidently if you had enough of that, you wouldn’t need to worry about keeping warm.

Relax lady it's just a snowman

Shocking Discovery 1959

Relax, lady, it’s just a snowman. 

Nash 1946

Nash 1946

I wonder why Nash ever went out of business- apparently people would bring you gifts if you drove one of their cars. 



It doesn’t matter if your Christmas tree is too big for your house or if it’s too small for the woods.  You can celebrate anywhere.


  1. cymast

     /  December 19, 2008

    Thanks for the Christmasy images!

    1. That walkway probably really was that clean in 1960. I like the spills- nice touch.

    2. Beer for Christmas sounds like a good idea in 2008.

    3. Rum sounds like a good idea too.

    4. Nice graffiti.

    5. Gifts from strangers? No thanks.

    6. It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas!

  2. acilius

     /  December 20, 2008

    Glad you liked them! There is a lot of interesting detail in those pix.

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