Amid the craziness that surrounds the holidays, I’ve decided to publish another post for your enjoyment. I determined that it was a better option to write a post than it was to wrap gifts, help with baking, or going out again for yet one more round of shopping.
Of course, I’m taking the easy way out with this post by presenting a few tidbits and snippets of Christmas and Duquesne articles and photos for your enjoyment. The first is a non-Christmas photograph that I ran across that was featured in 1949 Christmas edition of The Duquesne Times. It features one of Duquesne’s sons as he received his freshman football sweater from Indiana University:
60 years ago, in 1953, the following photograph appeared on page one of The Duquesne Times. I didn’t recognize any of the young men in the photo, but perhaps you will:
It is always a lot of fun to read the “Letters to Santa” section of The Duquesne Times. The following are the letters that appeared in the 1953 edition of the paper. I’m sure you’ll recognize some of the names and addresses:
100 years ago, the Times’ front page showcased the following greeting for the citizens of Duquesne. Actually, I thought it was pretty forward thinking for the era. It demonstrates how Christmas, even then, was perceived as a special time for children:
Finally, I thought you would appreciate the following article, again published 100 years ago in 1913. As I read through the information, I was amazed at the vast celebration that the City of Duquesne organized for Christmas. Due to political restraints, political correctness, budgetary restraints, etc., this type of celebration would never occur today. It also unequivocally proves that a bunch of hunkys REALLY knew how to celebrate the season… and still do!!
And so, once again,