Ringing in the New Year

This New Year’s cartoon published in Life in January 1917 offers a commentary on what a difference fifty years can make. Whether you plan to celebrate quietly, as though it’s 1867 (left), or in a slightly more boisterous fashion, as though it’s 1917 (right), we hope you enjoy ringing in the New Year in your chosen way!

Happy 2015 to all !

A happy New Year 1867 - a happy New Year 1917. Drawing by Rea Irvin, 1916 Nov. 17. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.04666

A happy New Year 1867 – a happy New Year 1917. Drawing by Rea Irvin, 1916 Nov. 17. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.04666

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