Amusing Vintage Photos from New Year’s Eves Past

In case you haven’t been planning your ensemble/resolutions for months now, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Whether you like to celebrate in the craziness that is Times Square, at a small gathering with friends, or with a loved one, a bottle of champagne and an old movie, we’re here to supply you with a little bit of party time inspiration. After the jump, a collection of funny, festive, but above all fancy photos from the last few decades of New Year’s Eves. Click though to get geared up for the main event, and let us know your plans in the comments!

Photo credit: Chester Higgins Jr

New Year’s Eve Ball, 1978.

New Year’s Eve, 1946. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, Studio 54, 1978. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1952. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1939. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1950s, New York City. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1943, New York City. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1912, Chinatown.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C

New Year’s Eve, c.1910, New York City.

Photo Credit: Dan Weiner

New Year’s Eve, 1956, Times Square.

New Year’s Eve. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, 1941. Photo via.

New Year’s Eve, Philadelphia, 1942.

New Year’s Eve, c. 1920. Photo via.

Photo Credit: Joel Meyerowitz

New Year’s Eve, New York City, 1963