The Christmas family portrait in front of the tree is a time-honored tradition. While photographic technology has changed over the decades, so too have the Christmas fashions and the trees themselves. The first artificial Christmas trees were mass produced in Germany during the 19th century. They were made from dyed green goose feathers and resembled large feather dusters. In the 1930s, Britain’s Addis Housewares Company began producing Christmas trees made from dyed green animal hair brush bristles. The first aluminum Christmas trees were manufactured in 1958 by Modern Coatings, Inc. and later by the Aluminum Specialty Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and sold for $25. Due to increased house fires, the trees durability and fireproof materials were the big selling point. Then came the 1960s with all of its glitz and glamour. As color photography became the standard, so too did the colorful aluminum trees in silvers, bright white, pink, and adorned in colored lights and ornaments. This holiday season we present a selection of mid-century color photographs of women with their aluminum Christmas trees.