It’s the Tuesday before Christmas, which means it’s time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for 91 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.
Washington, D.C., 1925. “Western Electric Co. group.” There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
“Nice kid, but he’s nine ponies short of a merry-go-round.”
Washington, D.C., circa 1935. “NO CAPTION (boy on toy pony next to Christmas tree).” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.