Vintage Christmas Shopping Snapshots


We only have two days left before Christmas! Are you done with your Christmas shopping, whether for gifts to give your friends or family, or something to treat yourself with? Well, before you go and rush out for some last-minute Christmas shopping, take a look at some snapshots of people doing the same thing many decades ago!

Christmas shopping is something that all of us look forward to do every year, even if it’s not at all pleasant once people start rushing in to the malls and stores during the last two weeks before Christmas. We recently shared with you some beautiful photos of bustling cities during the holiday season, showing wonderful decorations and lightings that make everything cheerful and festive. As we’re into the final countdown to Christmas, we’d like to show you more of these busy holiday scenes, showing what people across the globe love to do during Christmas time, even many decades ago: shopping, last-minute or otherwise!

Photos via Pouletsue on Flickr, Glenbow Museum on Flickr, PDX Retro, Like a Lady on Tumblr and Papa Ted's Place.

People flocking to the shops and malls, shoppers waiting for transportation after their shopping spree, kids checking out the enticing toys on display, ladies scrutinizing some interesting decors for their desks—-all these remain familiar scenes during the holidays, don’t you agree?

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Do you have some interesting snapshots showing busy shoppers during Christmas? Share them with us with a comment below!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-12-23 #lifestyle #shopping #black-and-white #holidays #busy #christmas #city #lomography #analogue-lifestyle #christmas-2011

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