40 Photos Of Christmas Dinners From The Past 100 Years That Show Just How Much Life Has Changed

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38. Salvation Army Christmas dinner

And five years later, when this photo was taken in 2010 in New York, there were obviously still those who didn’t have the price of a Christmas dinner. This time, it’s the Salvation Army Santa Claus who is stepping in to help people who are short of funds. Santa was apparently going to be serving Christmas dinner for 25,000.

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37. A German WWI Christmas

This time we are in 1916 as the First World War rages on. We’re with a party of German soldiers who are actually cooking up a rabbit stew for their New Year’s dinner. The makeshift stove is something to behold. And it’s a pleasure to see the ingeniously improvised Christmas tree that the soldiers have erected.

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36. A British WWI Christmas

Here we have a group of Royal Navy sailors celebrating Christmas 1918 aboard H.M.S. Mermaid in 1916. They’re using the Royal Navy flag, the White Ensign, as a tablecloth for their Christmas spread. Did the Admiralty know about this use of the flag, one can’t help asking?

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