While many may have taken up a chorus of Auld Lang Syne as the clock struck midnight on the new year, few likely knew the meaning of the words first put to paper by Robbie Burns back in 1788. The old Scots phrase Auld Lang Syne literally translates to “old long since,” a paean to the memories of days gone by. In honor of this fond remembrance of bygone times, let’s welcome in 2014 with this collection of twenty-five vintage photos of New Years past. Cheers, and fondest wishes for a happy new year from the whole TYoH team!
For more vintage new year photos, visit The Daily Mail, Before it’s News, Bliss Tree, and Vintage Everyday.
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Eva and co,
Bonne année et bonne santé, chéri.
Look who never sleeps…
Take good care, my friend.
It’s an established fact that all the best monsters have insomnia.
That dude in the lower right in the banner pic is killing me.
Oh dear. I’ve asked him not to do that. Haunted photographs – so single-minded!
These are great!
Thanks, Karen! I love how much fun they all look like they’re having. All except that one police officer in the last picture! 🙂
Man, I need an aspirin and bromo canteen!
Bars need an asprin and bromo girl that follows around the cigar girl. They’d make a killing!
Reblogged this on Heritage Collectibles and commented:
The husband and dogs are asleep, the house is quiet, I have a great locally roasted coffee at the ready, and I’m messing around looking at vintage New Year’s photos.
Really, how happy do you think I am?!
Thanks for the lovely reshare!