These days, public displays of Christian faith are frowned upon. Heck, any Christian who makes a big deal about using “Merry Christmas” as opposed to “Happy Holidays” is subject to tut-tutting by the media.
It wasn’t always this way, though — and a photo from New York City in Easter of 1956 proves it.
Take a look at this photo from Holy Week during the remembrance of Jesus’ death and celebration of his rise from the dead back then, in the city that would arguably become the center of liberalism in the 21st century.
Beneath the picture from New York’s Financial District is a contemporary newspaper article which describes the buildings lit up with the sign of the cross.
“Huge crosses, formed by lighted windows, blaze above New York’s skyline as part of an Easter display in Manhattan’s financial district,” it read, according to Snopes.