Berks County Christmas – Day 15 – Snowfall

400 block of Penn Street in the 1940s after a light snow fall. We see Shaffer Furniture Co, a State Liquor Store in the former mansion that was demolished in May 1980, Acme Market, Ramos Brothers Hat Cleaning, Charles Auto Supply, ¬†and Sunshine Inn (formerly Barbey’s).

Picture from The Passing Scene

Berks County Christmas – Day 14 – Christmas Tree

Fourteenth Day of Christmas – yet another shot of the Christmas tree standing in the center of the circle at 5th and Penn Streets downtown. 1940s

Berks County Christmas – Day 13 – Whitner’s Display

Thirteenth Day of Christmas – If you were walking down Penn Street past Whitner’s in the 1960s, you might see this display in the window.

Berks County Christmas – Day 12 – 6th and Penn

The Twelfth day of Christmas – Cars pack Penn Street between 5th and 6th streets in the 1950s, as shoppers look for Christmas gifts. If there’s one thing hasn’t changed in the past 60+ years, its the swarm of shopping during the holiday season!

Berks County Christmas – Day 11 – Shopping Scene

Eleventh Day of Christmas – The heat is on, only a few more weeks to finish up your Christmas shopping. Enjoy this 1950s scene of bustling shoppers outside of Pomeroy’s.

Picture courtesy of Ron Ciervo