Winter gear you could buy in downtown Des Plaines in 1965 for 20 bucks or less! Shopping at Spiegler’s and Robert Hall.
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A public service message to all of use freezing in Des Plaines this weekend…
From the Des Plaines Suburban Times, circa 1950s.
The high cost of Thanksgiving, in 1948. What the heck goes in to “Turkey Cake”?
The high cost of Thanksgiving, in 1951.
Yes, it’s “His Day Tomorrow”!
"Waiting for the train to take us home." Walter Pomper’s cartoon farewell to his service during WWII, 1945. From his scrapbook, World War II Remembrances, which can be seen here.
"Former WAC shows off in a bar room," cartoon, 1945 by Walter Pomper. From World War II Remembrances, which can be viewed here.
The 555th Engineer Heavy Pontoon Battalion, 1945. This photo is from World War II Remembrances, the scrapbook of Walter E. Pomper. The entire scrapbook with more photos, stories and cartoons can be seen here.
Private Pomper,1943 - 1945. Photos of fellow servicemen, friends, and family before deployment to Europe. See his entire scrapbook, World War II Remembrances here.
Private Walter Pomper enjoying basic training and on furlough, 1943. See his WWII scrapbook, WWII Remembrances, of photos, stories and cartoons here.
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