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Felix's Bakery

Date: September 26 1928
Description: Night view of pastries in the display window at Felix's Bakery, owned by Felix Odehnal, at 715 University Avenue.

Valentine Flower Window Display

Date: February 12 1941
Description: Valentine floral display window at University Floral Company, 747 University Avenue. Owned by Dea McVicar and his son Angus McVicar.

Interior of University Floral Company

Date: November 13 1926
Description: Interior view of University Floral Company, 747 University Avenue, displaying flowers, potted plants, baskets, and wreaths.

Orpheum Theatre Usher

Date: 1936
Description: Orpheum Theatre usher, Rolland W. Hamelin, who had recently received an appointment to West Point. 216 State Street.

Two Women Model Clothing

Date: October 08 1963
Description: Two women model clothing. The woman on the left is wearing a wedding dress from 1946, and the other woman is wearing a Mount Mary gym suit.

Office Work

Date: 1950
Description: Women office workers file and take phone calls in a busy shared work space.

Air Race Winner's Trophy

Date: 1947
Description: The winner of the Goodyear Trophy, Steve Wittman of Oshkosh (on the right) with pilot William Brennand (holding the trophy). With them are Paul Litchfield...

Hospital Patient Watches Television

Date: January 17 1958
Description: The installation of televisions in hospital rooms is a welcome addition to this patient at Misericordia Hospital.

Manchester's, Inc., Scrap Paper Window Display

Date: September 07 1944
Description: H.S. Manchester's, Inc., window display promoting saving paper. Shows fake bomb falling on various ammunition with slogans that read: "Get in the Scrap," "...

Manchester's, Inc., "Madmoiselle" Window Display

Date: May 02 1943
Description: "Madmoiselle" hat window at Manchester's Department Store. A sign in the window reads: "Here They Are! Copies or adaptations of prize-winning hats, Mademoi...

Baron Brothers Store Window

Date: November 06 1936
Description: Window display at Baron Brothers Store, 12-18 W. Mifflin Street. Features two women's dresses, on on a mannequin.

Choles Floral Co. Window

Date: April 05 1935
Description: Advertisement for Choles Floral Co., 22 S. Carroll showing a floral window display.

Tea at Maple Bluff Country Club

Date: March 08 1934
Description: Women enjoying coffee, tea and pastries at the Maple Bluff Country Club. Left to right: Mrs. Oscar Tobaas, sitting at the table, with Mrs. H. Burnham Page...

Parlor in "The House Next Door"

Date: July 19 1933
Description: Parlor decorated in 1840s style in Ralph Warner's "The House Next Door." aka the Lovejoy-Duncan House, 11219 North Webster Street, showing piano and firepl...

Julian's Delicatessen

Date: June 26 1933
Description: Interior of Julian's Delicatessen and Sandwich Shop, 226 State Street, Julius Giller proprietor.

Table Set for Dinner with Oscar Mayer Ham

Date: September 17 1931
Description: Table set for dinner with Oscar Mayer ham.

Cadet Singers

Date: August 30 1930
Description: Floyd's Singing Cadets. Two cadets and a leader are posing at the Orpheum theater.

Wilbur Corcoran Funeral

Date: March 08 1930
Description: Five-year-old Wilbur Corcoran, son of Frank and Margaret Corcoran, 624 Williamson Street, lying in a coffin surrounded by flower arrangements and a three-t...

Eastwood Theatre Main Foyer

Date: January 08 1930
Description: View of foyer from west end; Eastwood theatre, located at 2090 Atwood Avenue. On the right is a staircase and newel post with a statue of Mercury. Text on...

Kennedy & Rusch Wedding Party

Date: June 08 1929
Description: Don Kennedy & Eleanor Rusch and their wedding attendants poing with the priest outdoors.

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