This is the Christmas tree in the atrium in Rochester City Hall. This wonderful building was built in 1885 as the Federal Building and used by the US government until the 1970s. Then in 1975 it was sold to the City and they restored it to make it the showplace that it is.
House of Guitars in Irondequoit is known for their strange commercials especially during the holidays. Here Rock & Roll Santa is playing his electric guitar. Even big named groups are have been known to buy instruments and equipment at House of Guitars. They seem to have just about everything related to music.
This is an old Christmas ad for Kodak. Sticking out of the top of the stockings are rolls of Ektachrome movie film. You needed extra movie film to make movies of the kids on Christmas morning. In the 50s to make movies inside you needed a light so bright that it almost blinded you.
This is another old Christmas postcard for about 100 years ago. The little boy appears to be afraid to give Santa his Christmas list. I like those pictures that are on the internet where kids are crying while sitting on Santa’s lap. Santa is scary to a lot of small kids until they figure out …