A place to explore all things "retro" as presented by our American newspapers.
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!
Boston born, Brookline raised Retro Boston Cultural Historian and very eager to get as many memories, photos and newspaper adverts of the once grand stores of the Downtown Boston we all knew and loved. Also I am very busy researching Boston area churches of the past that have since closed or merged into others. All who remember are welcome to contact me with their thoughts, memories and photos to add to any of my blogs.
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