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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 1954

Cool Christmas. My Uncle Tony took this picture of the tree and the angels at Rockefeller Center in 1954. This may have been the first year the angels made their appearance.

 

According to NY's WNBC, "Between 1937 and 1974, 22 different Christmas displays appeared in the Channel Gardens. The most popular display has been Valerie Clarebout's 12 herald angels -- wire-sculpted figures that were first introduced in 1954. The Clarebout Angels have been refurbished and displayed every Christmas for the past 20 years." - www.wnbc.com/christmastree/1775313/detail.html

 

Here's another pic he took of the angels - flickr.com/photos/10946770@N04/1897835404/in/photostream/

 

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Taken on December 26, 1954