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Christmas Eve at 21 rue Raynouard

Christmas Eve at 21 rue Raynouard Photograph by H. C. Ellis. Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.
In 1917, after the organization was absorbed into the U.S. military after the entry of the United States into the war, 157 former AFS Drivers gathered together for a Christmas Eve celebration at 21 rue Raynouard in Paris, France.  The walls and ceiling of the villa were hung with holly and Christmas greenery, and many candles were lit and placed on several Christmas trees.  The AFS men drank champagne, and ate plum pudding and turkey, ending the evening with songs.
  • License: Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives.) Click on the link above for information regarding the rights and reproduction policies of this specific item.
  • Creation Date: December 24, 1917
  • Creator: Ellis, H.C.
  • When: WWI
  • Where: France
  • Category of People: WWI Driver
  • 2nd Image: 2nd Image
  • Subject: 21 Rue Raynouard