Friday, 17 April 2009

Kresge's Does Halloween....from the 1940's and 50's

Hello, Retro Lovers!
Of all my updates on this retro blog, Halloween has had the best feedback!
So today we look back at that wonderful store, S. S. Kresge's and how Halloween looked in their adverts from the 1940's and 1950's.
Enjoy and feel free to share your own photos for posting here....always a treat!

Friday, 10 April 2009

The Easter Parade from 1940-1950

Hello, Retro Lovers!
Today we visit Oakland, CA. and travel back to the years 1940 and 1950.
It's Easter and the stores and churches are out in great numbers in the local newspapers. New clothes are big and selecting just the right church to visit in them is even bigger! Enjoy these ads and church notes from these special retro years and remember that these ads were run all through "Holy Week" and the church notes took up at least FIVE pages in the Saturday paper the day before Easter Sunday.
Oakland had some neat smaller shops and some wonderful department stores such as Kahn's and Capwell's, both now gone.
Enjoy and Happy Easter!