New Year’s Eve 1937, Times Square – little did they realise what lay ahead for the next 7 years.
New Year revelers in fancy dress gather in Erskine House, an historic guest house in the town of Lorne, Victoria, Australia, to celebrate New Year in 1920 - but still have to have the lights out by 10.30pm (right)
Dozens of ladies and gentlemen dressed in suits, fine frocks and hats pack King William Street, in Adelaide, Australia as they wait for midnight back in 1923
A family pictured in 1957 pictured at a New Years Eve get together dinner in Koorabri, Brindabella, country New South Wales
Hands above the waist, gents: Men and women dance in Town Hall, Ipswich, during New Year celebrations back in 1953. Habds above the waist at all times.
Happy New Year! Families from the same street in Fisher, Australian Capital Territory, celebrate the end of 1976
New York, New Year: Soldiers ring in 1942 at the Copacabana in Manhattan.
Soldiers stationed in Korea see in 1952.
New Year celebration Washington, 1940
Two women try to cheer up the bartender at the Copacabana, New Year 1946
A street vender sells noise makers in Times Square to the crowd that gathered to welcome 1938; the noise makers were in great demand and the hawkers did a brisk business
Three party-goers raise their glasses at the Cotton Club in 1936 to drink a toast to a bigger and better New Year
A United States Navy man on leave from his ship lifts an elbow and drinks a toast with his girlfriend to peace and more lasting reunions in the new year in 1941
Ava Gardner with soldiers at the Hollywood Canteen New Year's Eve 1944RE, 1945
The clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve 1963 in Piccadilly Circus in
Evacuees celebrate New Year's Eve. Japanese Americans at Central Utah Relocation Centre, 1945
Picnickers at the Hanging Rock races on New Year's Day, 1910. Australia
1904 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is thrown in Times Square
The Black Watch celebrating New Year during WW1