Patricia Stevens, Jerry Garafolo, and Joseph Netahla decorating a Christmas tree for the Christmas in the Summer Benefit Picnic for children with Cystic Fibrosis; tree is being decorated with small dolls and there are gifts under the tree; Patricia is in a sleeveless dress and smiling; the men are wearing suits and caps; Garafolo's cap reads in part "5th District, Mo."
Children (all white girls and boys), some in wheelchairs, at a Hallmark Christmas party for Children's Mercy Hospital patients. Christmas decorations are on display on the table at the left with a large Christmas tree on the right. In front of the tree a magician in a long cape is performing with some props on a table beside him.
A white workman bends down wearing a ball cap and smoking a cigar as he operates a chain saw already partially in the tree being cut down as the Rockefeller Center's 1953 choice for a Christmas tree, a Norway spruce, near Morristown, New Jersey. Another white male worker standing to the right points at the base of the trunk. Another white man behind the two workers looks on from the left side of the photograph.
One little white girl sitting on a white female nurse's lap and another small African American child in wheelchair receiving presents and books from a white woman and two white men, (man handing book to child may be Ilus Davis, Mayor of Kansas City).
Three workmen (two white, one African American) stand on the ground to help to anchor the Rockefeller Center's 1953 choice for a Christmas tree, a Norway spruce, to a crane. An unidentified white woman stands by the forest watching on the left side of the photograph. The Lorain brand of crane is operated by Herms & Young, Morristown, N.J. Crane Service. Which is painted on the side of the cab of the crane along with the phone numbers: 4-2958, 4-3742.
Gene Austin playing piano and singing for patients (white girls and boys) and other visitors (white women) around Christmas time. A large Christmas tree is next to the piano and cribs are in the background. One child is in a wheelchair.
Four white men stand at the base of the Rockefeller Center's 1953 choice for a Christmas tree near Morristown, New Jersey, being prepared for transport. The men either wear overcoats or jackets. Power lines cross on both sides of the tree.
Seven white men help line up the Rockefeller Center's 1953 choice for a Christmas tree on a logging truck to be loaded for transport. The truck is provided by Fanwood Tie & Timber Co., Harwood Lumber, Fanwood, N.J. Tel. 2-8214 .
Rockefeller Center's choice for the 1953 Christmas tree, a Norway spruce, is delivered to the lower plaza at the Rockefeller Center that includes the skating rink and the sculpture of Prometheus created by Paul Manship. The tree lies on its side above the skating rink.
A group of workers have their backs to the photographer as they watch a crane get ready to support the Rockefeller Center's 1953 choice for a Christmas tree, a Norway spruce near Morristown, New Jersey, before being cut down. A car is parked directly behind the tree of choice.
Scaffolding is erected to facilitate decorating of Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree on the lower plaza above the skating pond and the Prometheus statue created by Paul Manship. Two wreaths are hung on either side of the tree on the RCA building behind the tree and garland is strung along all roof lines.
Christmas party at Children's Mercy Hospital held in the children's playroom at the 1710 Independence Avenue building. Santa (white) is standing in front of a large decorated Christmas tree. Young patients (all white boys and girls) are sitting in chairs and beds around the room. They are looking at him and smiling. There are stained glass windows at the back of the room. A few white female nurses are seated among the children.
Santa Claus (white) visiting a young girl and boy (both white) at Children's Mercy Hospital. The patient on left is sitting in a wheel chair holding a doll. Santa is sitting in the middle handing a toy musical instrument to the boy on the right. He is holding a crutch and balancing unopened presents on his lap. A large, decorated Christmas tree is in the back of the room in front of stained-glass windows.