Thursday, January 31, 2019

Garfield Park Conservatory Offers Tropical Paradise In The Middle Of Winter

When I was a kid my did would warn me to watch out for the man eating plants when we'd visit.



Garfield Park Conservatory Offers Tropical Paradise In The Middle Of Winter

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Baar's 5 & 10 Grand Opening on 103rd Street

Advertisement for the Grand Opening of my Family's Dime Store on 103rd Street.  I'm guessing this was mid 1950s.  The ad is undated and I'd have to dig through papers to find the date it opened.  It replaced an earlier store on the same block my Grandfather opened in 1943.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Diary of a Sergeant, 1945

This is the Army training film featuring Sargent Harold Russell. Billy Wilder saw and it prompted him to cast Russell in the film "The Best Years of Our Lives".