Black and White Christmas

This post was published during the Christmas season back in 2016. I decided to share it again today. Merry Christmas from Perry County, Missouri!

We located some more photographs that show Perry County Christmas decorations.  As I look at these photos, I cannot help but think that the absence of the technology to produce color photographs really doesn’t do the Christmas season justice.  Normally, I love looking at the old black and white photos.  They add a sense of antiquity to the scenes they display.  However, the Christmas season, maybe more than any other season, is a season filled with color, and the black and white pictures just seem to fall so short in the effort to portray this festive season.


  • I am not an expert in the German language.  Maybe our friend, Lutz Backmann, in Saxony can tell us what the message says.
  • I am fascinated by the ladder structure on the right of the tree.  Could it be a depiction of Jacob’s Ladder?
  • The shades on the window might be evidence of…

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