Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll see you next year. In honor of 2012, we present our 12 favorite New Years Eve photos of all time…

Billy and Alec Baldwin ring in the New Year, 1991
Joan Crawford and Husband Douglas Fairbanks, 1931

Grateful Dead Concert, San Francisco Civic Auditorium, 1984

Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and Jimmy Stewart; Romanoff’s Beverly Hills; 1957

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland in Los Angeles, 1991

Post New Year’s Eve celebrations, steps of Grand Central Station, 1940

Times Square Waits for the Ball to Drop, 1942

Four guys and a pig bring in the New Year in Germany, ca. 1925.

Passed-Out New Year’s Eve Reveler, Palm Beach Club in New York City, 1947

Preparing The Ball, New York City, 1978

New Years Eve Dancers, Location Unknown, 1960

Berlin Wall, 1990

—C.B.S.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • C. Brian Smith