Happy New Year, Old Spirituals readers!
These are just a few photographs from different cultures celebrating a New Year, all courtesy of Library of Congress. Happy 2022!
And if you care for a little mood music, while you peruse, click here for a 1918 rendition of Auld Lang Syne!
New Years Greeting, Chinatown 1912
Pilgrims in India in 1900
Jews praying in New York City in 1900
Baron and Baroness de Cartier de Marchienne, the Belgian Amb. and his wife at the New Years reception at Pan Amer. Bldg. 1922
O’Fuko throwing beans for good luck and to drive the girls away on New Years Eve 1905
Jews praying on Brooklyn Bridge 1909
New Years, Chinatown 1900
Gypsy woman putting on a paper cap on New Years’ Eve in an Italian restaurant on Mulberry Street, NYC
May 2022 bring you all the joy and fortune you can manage, and then some.