Winner of the Christmas Home Decorating Contest, 1956

Judging by these prize-winning Christmas decorations, things were simpler back in 1956.  These days, houses are lit from top to toe; such a modest display would not even merit a passing glance. But in the mid fifties they were enough to win Mrs. Ruth Bass a clock radio in Madison, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Bass looks like she was brought out for a quick snap shot with her prize, without even time to put on a hat or gloves.  But I’ll bet that the clock radio found a place of pride in her house.

I’m back from my trip and will be posting again regularly starting Tuesday.

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One Response to Winner of the Christmas Home Decorating Contest, 1956

  1. Carol in Denver says:

    Ah, modesty. I remember it well, and fondly.

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