Vulcan getting ready to light a pile of Christmas trees on fire, 1947

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Vulcan getting ready to light a pile of Christmas trees on fire, 1947

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | February 9, 2018

Remember how Winter Carnival ends? With the Vulcans winning and thereby bringing Spring? Let's hope that happens this year! This photo of a Vulcan about to set a pile of Christmas tree on fire is from 1947; if it was actually lit it must have been quite a sight!

See it in Collections Online.