“Christmas Safety Feature”, 1951

New York Journal-American photographic morgue: “Dangers of Falling”, December 8, 1951. Rec. no. NYJA000663. © The Ransom Center.

The official description goes like this:

Illustrating the dangers of taking a fall during the decorating of a Christmas tree, for an article on what not to do during the holiday season.

As the clearly-outlined shadows on the wall reveal, the photo was retouched by hand, using a white pigment.

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Previously, also from the New York Journal-American photographic morgue:


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