THE NIGHT TRAIN is taking a brief sabbatical from blogging for the holiday. As a send-off and a season’s greetings to you, lovely readers, I’ve spent some time today flipping through the virtual pages of the Farmington Community Library’s Enterprise/Observer-Eccentric/Observer newspaper archives for some cheery vintage Christmas banners, typesets, cartoons, illustrations and details.
We’ll be back next week. Enjoy your holiday!
Enterprise, 12/21/25, from a Central Pharmacy ad
Enterprise, 12/19/29, from a Warner Dairy (remember them?) full-page ad
Detail from the 1929 full-page Warner Dairy ad
Best groceries … EVER! Enterprise, 12/21/1933, from a Delos Hamlin groceries ad
“I thought you were going to ask your friends not to give you any Christmas presents this year.”
“Well, I thought some of them might really do it.”
“Yes, y’see it’s like this – I bring this big empty box in and pretend to hide it under the bed. The wife is curious, of course, but won’t let on. Then I asks to go to the club, an’ it’s a cinch, see?”
These aren’t Christmas-related, but I enjoyed them thoroughly anyway:
And that dreadful day on December 22, 1911, when …
A zoo keeper was gored by an enraged buffalo. Don’t worry though; he survived.
And on that note … good tidings.