Thursday, January 1, 2009

ready for the new year!

1907 was the first time they celebrated the new year in new york with the drop of a large illuminated sphere made of iron and wood. the ball was adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs, was 5 feet wide and weighed 700 pounds!

times square, 1942 (link)

hope everyone is ready to welcome in a new year! be safe and happy!

1 comment:

Cindy Cook said...

i love the older photos of any city, only 100 lightbulbs in the original ball... too cool