But in 1948 that tradition hadn't started yet and we had a real tree. I was about a year and a half at the time--it's possible that I remember the tinsel (but nothing else).
[From my personal collection]
The tree was a small one, set on the built-in cabinet on west wall of the living/dining room of the Curreys' Encanto home. The south wall was mostly window--there were wood venetian blinds and you can tell from the shadow on the wall that half of them had been raised for the photo.*
* There's a 1933 photo of the exterior of the dining room here.
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