Tag Archives: 1939

1939: We Helped Make the Bowling Center

Greven Concrete Block Company put in this fun brag ad about its concrete blocks in the bowling center in 1960. Not too many companies do this anymore, unfortunately–I would definitely look at the blocks in the bowling alley a little … Continue reading

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1939: Streets Jammed for Santa Claus Parade

The streets were jammed for the Santa Claus parade in 1939.

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1939: Red Cross Membership

Red Cross membership was up in 1939.

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1939: Santa Distributes Dope

In case you had forgotten: “Dope” used to mean “information.” Word meanings shift over time, but robotic Santas are still creepy.

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1939: Two Cars Stolen, One Wrecked by Thieves

Two cars were stolen and one was wrecked by thieves in 1939.

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1939: Christmas Fur Sale

Band Box Cleaners was advertising for a Christmas fur sale in 1939.

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1939: New Bowling Alley in Worthington

Worthington got a new bowling alley in 1939.

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1924, 1939: Worthington’s Worst Fire

One of Worthington’s worst fires took place in 1924, states this 1939 article.

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1939: The Gift Wife’s Dramatic Conclusion

And the Gift Wife comes to a happy conclusion as the alcoholic marries the Muslim (?) woman. I…’ve got nothing, really.

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1939: Cameras for the Holidays

Rickers Photos was advertising cameras and projectors as Christmas gifts in 1939.

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