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Father Time & Baby New Year Postcards
Father Time appears on many antique New Year postcards, sometimes with wings and sometimes not. He's frequently accompanied by Baby New Year. The concept of Father Time is an old one, dating back to Chronos, the Greek god of time. He is often shown carrying some symbol of the endless passing of time – a scythe, an hourglass or a clock may appear in the design. When he’s representing the old year he appears as an old man with a beard and sometimes a cane or staff. His job is to pass the…