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New Year 1933

"The New Year gets an official greeting from the mayor of Springfield: 'How-do-you-do, Miss New Year,' says the mayor. 'Welcome to our city! We're mighty glad to see you come, and we hope you aim to do well by us.' And how Mayor Harry Durst beams upon the welcome infant year of 1933! Time's newest child, who entered the world at midnight last night, is personified in the picture by Joan Crawford Rice, 20-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earle Rice."

News and Leader, January 1, 1933

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