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Businesses in the 40 & 50s










Burma Shave

Who can forget those entertaining jingles along the side of the road? We have a whole section devoted to them elsewhere on our site. Burma Shave!




Coca Cola
We can't forget the ever popular soft drink: Coca Cola. Take a look at its history in the following video.







Hallmark Cards

The company began with two brothers named Hall walking the streets with a box of cards selling them door to door. As they say, the rest is history.






Pepsi Cola

A look at the rocky beginnings of Pepsi and the daring chalenge and its results issued to Coke in the 70s.







Cadillac, The Standard of the World

A look back at the history behind the Cadillac brand of automobiles. Luxury and innovation has always been what makes Cadillacs special. 





Levi Strauss & Company

Levi Strauss and Company produced the original riveted jeans and made history.






50s TV Commercials

A compilation of various 1950s commercials. Life was such a simpler time back then! Relax and enjoy these vintage commercials.






Hobby Shops

A look back at local hobby shops that carried models, train sets, and r/c equipment -- among other things. Kids in the 1950s were avid builders and the hobby shop was where they would spend their Saturdays.






Marshall Field's Department Store 

A look at Marshall Field & Co. through the years.







TV Commercials from the 40s

Here are 10 commercials from the 1940's when television was just breaking into our worlds.






Milk Delivered to your Door

A look back at the time when milk was delivered door to door by a milkman. Prior to refrigerators, milk was delivered daily to homes across America.






Buster Brown Shoes

A look back at the Brown Shoe Company and the classic Buster Brown and Mary Jane shoes.






Classic Cars of the 40s & 50s