Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Ad 1953

Here's another one of those full-page ads that used to run in The Journal around Memorial Day, with a listing of local sponsor companies at the bottom. This one ran on Friday, May 29, 1953.

I really like the soldier artwork and the decorative typography at the top of the ad.

The listing contains plenty of well-remembered businesses. Unfortunately, who would have guessed back then that out of that huge list, only a handful of businesses and organizations would still be around in 2013?

I'm glad Driscol Music Company, Burge Building, Walter A. Frey Funeral Home, Crystal Clear Dry Cleaners, the Morning Journal and V.F.W. Post 451 are still around.

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