What it is:

Snapshot measuring 2.5 x 2.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Dated December 25, 1954.


It almost appears as though these folks are so jam-packed around the table that the children have been relegated to the floor.  Surely there must be another explanation.  Perhaps there was a second table?  After all, where did the photographer sit?  The kids seem a little discombobulated by the whole affair, but the adults are having a good time.  Does anyone recognize that white bottle in the middle of the table?  It looks like a bottle of Old Spice, but that can’t be right.  Milk?  Salad dressing?  Also, I’m intrigued by what appear to be festive holiday drapes on the backs of the chairs.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before.

6 comments on “Stuffed”

  1. I would guess a bottle of milk or cream. It looks exactly like the bottles the milkman would deliver to our house. They had paper lids and then later heavy foil lids or paper lids with foil over the top. The paper lids had little lift-up tabs to remove them from the bottle. The color of the foil indicated what was inside the bottle.

    • I think you’re probably right about it being a milk bottle. It’s the right shape, but I forgot that they came with wrappers on the top. How interesting that the different colors of foil told you the contents, I didn’t realize that!

  2. I love this one. You’re so right, so jammed pack. I can’t imagine my family getting that close together. 😉 So I love it! Looks like one of those old timey milk bottles, but I loved your Old Spice comment much better, Matt!

  3. I don’t think you’d see this scene now a days at least around here : Cool shot 🙂

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