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New Year babies

New Year babies

In a Dec. 1941, photo illustration, helmet wearing Charles Don O’Day is posed crashing through a poster. This image, made after the Pearl Harbor attack, appeared in the Jan. 1, 1942, Los Angeles Times with the caption:

Let Me At ’Em  ’T was a pugnacious Kid New Year who crashed the calendar last night in person of Charles Don O’ Day symbolizing a new year of all-out war.

Here are three fun baby photos from the Los Angeles Times Archives.

Happy New Year!

Scott Harrison

Dec. 28, 1939: To help welcome in the New Year, is Barry Sherman, 18 months. This photo appeared in the Jan. 1, 1940 Los Angeles Times.

Dec. 28, 1939: To help welcome in the New Year is Barry Sherman, 18 months. This photo appeared in the Jan. 1, 1940, Los Angeles Times.

Original caption on Jan. 1, 1960 reported: Happy New Year! And little Mr. 1960 is certain it’s going to be a bright and properous one for Southlanders as he bids 1959 farewell, welcomes a new decade.

Original caption on Jan. 1, 1960: Happy New Year! And little Mr. 1960 is certain it’€™s going to be a bright and prosperous one for Southlanders as he bids 1959 farewell, welcomes a new decade. Credit: Larry Sharkey/Los Angeles Times.

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