Father Time and Baby New Year are popular personifications of the year past and upcoming. With origins dating back to Ancient Greece, Baby New Year represents a new beginning that grows and matures over the course of the year eventually becoming Father Time. In December, Father Time shares his wisdom and turns over his timekeeping duties to the next Baby New Year. Cartoonists of the 19th century secularized these personifications.
Waltraud Weissenbach (1919-1985) was an Austrian artist known for her wood cuts and wood engravings.