Fine Arts

Vintage Happy New Year Greetings

Inspired by vintage illustrations and paintings by artists such as A.M. Hopfmuller, Flohri, and Jon McLaren, share these Happy New Year wishes with friends and family.

Silent film comedian Mack Swain toasts the onset of 2022, sending his Happy New Year wishes all the way from 1921.

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This fashionable lady from 1905 thinks of her best intentions for the new year as she packs a snowman, and wishes you a Happy 2022.

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A 1931 New Year’s Baby painted by J.H. Shonkwiler sends his greetings, updated for sharing in 2022.

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Jazz Age art deco artist A.M. Hopfmuller‘s vision from 100 years ago – the end of 1920 and the start of 1921 – still works for 2021 / 2022.

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Country Gentleman magazine cover artist William Meade Prince’s vision of the New Year’s Eve countdown features a boy and his dog snoozing while a clock strikes midnight.

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A fashionable woman blows a horn to celebrate New Year’s Eve back in 1912…Fast forward 110 years and 2022 is arriving!

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Artist Jack McLaren’s vintage 1923 cover painting of Maclean‘s magazine features a bearded angel, and a New Year’s Baby driving vintage a automobile. 

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A 1904 couple in elaborate fancy dress costume is ready to celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, updated for 2021 / 2022.

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Happy New Year to one and all!

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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