This post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Reference Librarian for the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
Tonight, thousands of people will gather to celebrate the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a spectacle that's been a holiday tradition in New York City for over 70 years. Though the first official ceremony was held in 1933, the tradition actually began on Christmas Eve 1931, when workers on the site put up a 20 ft balsam...Read More
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