The CHINESE NEW YEAR 4712 begins 01-31-14...

Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented and good with their hands.

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A Charming New Year

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality.

For those interested in good Vintage portraits of MEN and then some' ...

Just to start you off with a small collection of real Photos circa 1920 and beyond.

 a Farmer studies the sky, perhaps searching for rainclouds?  Men wore suspenders, they wore hats, they worked hard and were proud... Circa 1930

a Farmer studies the sky, perhaps searching for rainclouds?  Men wore suspenders, they wore hats, they worked hard and were proud... Circa 1930

 a college football team circa 1920. Strength in character, striped wool sport jerseys, and heavy cotton canvas padded pants. It's always fashionable to keep it real. They 're all doing a good job of that. Manly without being Beastly.

a college football team circa 1920. Strength in character, striped wool sport jerseys, and heavy cotton canvas padded pants. It's always fashionable to keep it real. They 're all doing a good job of that. Manly without being Beastly.