What looked like grandmothers and mothers in the New Year: photos from the 30s to 90s

New Year is a time of miracles and fulfillment of desires. In the hungry 30s, the fatal 40s, the postwar 50s ... people still dressed up the Christmas tree, sat at the holiday table and believed that next year would definitely be happier and better. The touching photos of the New Year from family albums, which are kept by already grown up children, in each of us give birth to memories of home traditions and childhood. WDay.ru offers to look through the pictures of the past century and plunge into the atmosphere of the Soviet era. Moreover, there is a reason: November 18 is the birthday of the chief gray-bearded wizard Santa Claus.

New Year 30-40's

New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
Ivan and Seraphim Krivonosov. New Year, photo of the 40s. Scroll through the photo galleries in the direction of the arrow
Photo: Personal archive of Yaroslav Krivonosov
Tamara and Philip Ivanov, photo of 1941
Photo: Natalia Ivanova Personal Archive
Maria Volkova, 1931 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Yakub
Olga Shulekina (bottom row, far right), photo of the 30s
Photo: Personal archive of Svetlana Bashkatova
Olga Shulekina, photo of the 30s
Photo: Personal archive of Svetlana Bashkatova
Valentina Krivonosova, photo of the 40s
Photo: Personal archive of Yaroslav Krivonosov

Yaroslav Krivonosov

Great-grandmother told how they lived in a house where there were earthen floors, but they did not forget about the holidays. Gathered the whole village to collect large tables and prepare food from what is. A photographer came to the village, a Christmas tree was decorated in the village council and, while observing a long queue, families were photographed.

Svetlana Bashkatova

As a young woman, my grandmother played the guitar and was the first girl in the village, so on New Year's Eve in the village of Old Melovaya, Voronezh Region, the songs were sung not only with a button accordion, but also a guitar. I do not remember being told about the tree, put it or not. But they were preparing for the New Year's table since autumn. They chopped cattle and harvested it for the winter: they dried it, dried it, salted it. When my grandfather went to the front, Grandma made staged photos, putting on all the most festive things for herself and their children, and reassured him in letters that everyday life was not so bad, and on holidays she especially wanted to be with him.

New Year 50s

Lyubov Popova, 1956 photo
Photo: Larisa Popova
Antonina Volkova, 1958 photo
Photo: Marina Yakub’s personal archive
Peter Yakuba, 1959 photo
Photo: Marina Yakub’s personal archive
Peter Yakuba, photo of the 50s
Photo: Marina Yakub’s personal archive

Larisa Popova

Mom always remembered with nostalgia about holidays in her parents' house. In the village passed her youth. In the photo are friends from the theater group and from school, they are 17 years old. On the New Year, instead of their postcards, their creative team made drawings and humorous caricatures for all the villagers. Pitched skating rink, skiing and not so often thought about the material.

Marina Yakuba

In this photo of 1958 my mother is 20 years old, she is a student of the biology and soil faculty of the Voronezh State University. New Year was then celebrated by a noisy group of students. The library rewrote the recipes from the "Books about tasty and healthy food" in 1952, prepared rooms for skitters. They did not have a TV in the room, so they made fun of themselves.

New Year in the 60s

New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
New Year, photo: look like grandmothers and mothers on a holiday from the 30s to the 90s
Marina Serikova, 1965 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Serikova
Marina Kosenkova, 1969 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Kosenkova
Natalia Ivanova, 1963 photo
Photo: Natalia Ivanova Personal Archive
Evgeny Kochetov, photo of 1968
Photo: Personal archive of Evgeny Kochetov
Natalia Ivanova, 1968 photo
Photo: Natalia Ivanova Personal Archive
Marina Serikova, 1965 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Serikova
Marina Serikova, 1965 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Serikova
Anna Double, photo of 1960
Photo: Personal archive of Tatiana Belyak

Natalia Ivanova, photo of 1962

In December, my mother and I would go to the store, buy a bunch of fabulous Christmas decorations. At the top of the tree, there must have been a red star! The room was decorated with garlands of paper snowflakes and cotton balls, scattered multi-colored confetti (made by hole punch), and serpentine was twisted from the cut edges of the wallpaper. On January 1, the postman necessarily brought fresh newspapers (despite the holiday !!!). And we certainly waited for the festive issue of “Pioneer Truth”, because it contained funny jokes and funny crosswords, riddles and puzzles!

Marina Serikova, 1965 photo

That New Year, I received a prize for the best New Year's costume, I was wearing a red hat, and in my basket were real cakes with sweet jam. Mom used to bake all night, I treated everyone and I was happy. The next year I got the role of chamomile. The suit was made by dad, the hardest part was to starch all the petals.

Evgeny Kochetov, photo of 1968

From the first days of December, we began to prepare gifts and cards, which I decorated with clippings from magazines. Mom always sent parcels to all relatives (there were about twenty-thirty boxes with a brown wax seal). We, in turn, also received packages with gifts from all over the Soviet Union.

New Year in the 70s

Larisa Popova, 1971 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Larisa Popova
Larisa Popova, 1971 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Larisa Popova
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Natalia Sergeeva, photo of 1970
Photo: Natalia Sergeeva's personal archive
Olga Nikolaicheva, photo of 1975
Photo: Personal archive of Olga Nikolaicheva
Natalia Sergeeva, photo of 1970
Photo: Natalia Sergeeva's personal archive
Larisa Popova, 1971 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Larisa Popova
Olga Nikolaicheva, photo of 1975
Photo: Personal archive of Olga Nikolaicheva
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Tatyana Belyak, photo of 1976
Photo: Personal archive of Tatiana Belyak
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970
Photo: Elena Chaplygin's personal archive
Tatyana Belyak, photo of 1976
Photo: Personal archive of Tatiana Belyak
Vitaly Yakuba, photo of 1970
Photo: Personal archive of Marina Yakub

Larisa Popova, 1971 photo

As can be seen from the New Year photos, the main Santa Claus in my childhood of the 60s and 70s was grandfather Lenin. Portraits hung not only in the offices of officials, but also in all the playrooms of the kindergarten. I remember preparing for the New Year. For two months, stood in long queues to buy green bananas. Then they were put on a wardrobe, and there they were ripening upstairs. We went to Moscow to buy sausage and meat in advance, hid in the freezer until the holiday. About cars to Moscow, even this riddle was: "Long, green and smells of sausage." And yet the New Year is the most desirable holiday for all generations.

Elena Chaplygina, photo of 1970

The room was made a place under a bucket of sand, and a lively, fragrant pine tree beauty was placed in it. Nearby lay the coveted box with Christmas decorations. We were immensely happy, despite the poverty. The director of our village school, Nikolai Dmitrievich, for all the winter holidays, gave children skates and skis.Without any receipts and pledges. Mandarins for the New Year I first tried the class in the eighth. At that time, for the first time, our parents were allowed to meet NG with a classmate, and they received a package from Voronezh from relatives ... with mandarins ... So we got one for ten people. These were happy years!

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New Year 80s

Svetlana Parshina, photo 1987
Photo: Svetlana Parshina personal archive
Svetlana Parshina, photo 1987
Photo: Svetlana Parshina personal archive
Natalya Podgornaya, 1989 photo
Photo: Natalia Podgornaya personal archive
Yulia Serikova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Yulia Serikova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Natalya Podgornaya, 1989 photo
Photo: Natalia Podgornaya personal archive
Tatyana Belyak, photo 1981
Photo: Personal archive of Tatiana Belyak
Julia Bolshakova, 1985 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Bolshakova
Maria Klimova, 1986 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Yulia Serikova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Julia Serikova, 1989 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Yulia Serikova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova
Julia Arkhipova, 1988 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Arkhipova
Lyudmila Dedova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Lyudmila Dedova
Lyudmila Dedova, 1987 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Lyudmila Dedova
Vdadimir Astana, 1983 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Vladimir Astankov
Vdadimir Astana, 1983 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Vladimir Astankov
Yulia Chekurova, photo of 1986
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Chekurova
Denis Pleshkov, 1987 photo
Photo: Denis Pleshkov's personal archive
Denis Pleshkov, 1987 photo
Photo: Denis Pleshkov's personal archive
Denis Pleshkov, 1987 photo
Photo: Denis Pleshkov's personal archive

Yulia Serikova, 1987 photo

I remember how fun it was to create Christmas decorations from improvised means. Snowflakes and garlands were cut out of paper; cotton was made into tinsel. I believed that Santa Claus was watching me, as I diligently carved homemade Christmas toys. And I also loved the New Year because my grandmother came to all these short holidays (only 4 days then rested). And we went to visit a big family.

Lyudmila Dedova, 1987 photo

I knew Santa Claus personally! At our children's matinees, at the trade union trees, he was invariably played by a friend of our family - Uncle Borya. Mountains of sweet gifts. Candy "Bear in the North", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Karakum".And all the winter holidays on TV showed children's films. We always invented and constructed New Year's costumes ourselves from scrap materials. Once, my grandmother sewed a stunning Cinderella ball gown from the lace curtain to me. It was a happiness!

Yulia Chekurova, photo of 1986

I’m 6 months old in this photo, and it was my first New Year! Our family met each year on Lenin Square, near the former “Watch” store, everyone congratulated each other and gave gifts. This tradition has taken root, and now we are meeting with our children on the same place this day.

New Year 90s

Anastasia Chekodanova, 1990
Photo: Anastasia Chekodanova personal archive
Yulia Serikova, photo of 1992
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova year
Katerina, photo of 1990
Photo: Personal archive of Eugenia Thomson
Alena Chernysheva, photo of 1990
Photo: Personal archive of Alena Chenysheva
Anastasia Chekodanova, 1990
Photo: Anastasia Chekodanova personal archive
Olga Savchenko, 1990
Photo: Personal archive of Olga Savchenko
Alla Sergeeva, 1990
Photo: Personal archive of Alla Sergeeva
Eleonora Chernykh, 1996
Photo: Eleonora Black Personal Archive
Elena Glebova, 1992
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Sergey Ivanov, 1997
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Elena Glebova, 1991
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Sergey Ivanov, 1996
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Elena Glebova, 1992
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Elena Glebova, 1995
Photo: Elena Glebova personal archive
Julia Serikova, 1991 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova year
Julia Serikova, 1991 photo
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova year
Julia Serikova, photo 1990
Photo: Personal archive of Yulia Serikova year

Alena Chernysheva, photo of 1990

Old movies watched all day. And of course, "for sweet" - "Song of the Year." Now in life would not have to look.

Anastasia Chekodanova, photo of 1990

I liked the pre-Christmas fuss, my mother began to think over the menu for the festive table. Always tried to get some new recipe, which is carefully recorded in the cookbook. Always baked a cake, because ready-made cakes were in short supply.

Zhenya Thomson, 1990 photo

In those years, the Christmas tree was only natural. The holiday began already from the moment when old Christmas tree decorations with a family history were removed from the suitcase - the very decorations that were hanging on the Christmas trees of grandparents.And under the New Year's beauty put houses from foam. In the little window, the light flickered ... And the candy on the thread! Now no one hangs them on the Christmas tree. Cotton wool was bought in pharmacies, torn to pieces and laid on Christmas paws. And Santa Claus with a papier-mâché Snow Maiden ...

Elena Glebova, photo 1991

Parents decorated the Christmas tree, my brother and I taught poems about Santa Claus and Snow Maiden, so that all holidays can be proudly told to relatives ... And definitely on a stool!

Yulia Serikova, photo of 1992

Grandmother and mom started filling the fridge for the festive table three weeks before December 31. I got caviar, green peas, sprats, smoked sausage. One day, my father stood four hours in line for a real pineapple. How I enjoyed this overseas fruit more than the Barbie doll.



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