New Year's calls used to be common in NY

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New Year's calls used to be common in NY - popular approval of Christmas. From the...
popular approval of Christmas. From the earliest days, however, the holiday spirit was strong In New 'York, but it found expression on New Year's Day alone. A new generation has forgotten forgotten the New Year's Day call, once so universally popular. I- I- have Been the streets of New York so packed with vehicles vehicles during the calling hours that they were blocked to all other traflic. Those who had no carriages " walked, and the streets were crowded with a distinctively holiday crowd, which has passed long since and been forgotten. I can recall when the residential section was below Chambers Street, and even then the New Year's call was universal. Everybody who did not receive called, it seemed, in all classes of society. Elaborate luncheons luncheons were spread In the different houses. It was a day of general Jollification. It

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 13 Dec 1908, Sun,
  3. Page 51

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  • New Year's calls used to be common in NY

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