YouTube is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?
Several months ago, I saw a couple of videos linked on NOW apparently showing South Milwaukee from 1932.
I wasn’t sure if they were legitimate or not, but, with images from up and down Milwaukee Avenue and across the city, they sure appear to be. And they’re pretty cool. What a great time capsule!
It says they were produced for showing at the Garden Theatre. Does anyone know the history of that theater? And does anyone remember the Welbes Dairy in town, or the Eagle Soft Drink Company? Or Pete’s Palm Garden, or the Avalon Tavern, or Kaplanek’s, among the many bars shown in the piece? How about the A. Molthen Funeral Home, or George Logic’s chiropractic studio? And what about Panoff’s tailoring shop, and Saxler’s Clothing? Those are just a few of the dozens places (and faces) in these videos.
Of course, I’d be interested to see what you notice in them. Post your comments below!
h/t to Ron Wieselman and Mary Johnson for sharing