Happy New Year Berks County! Not only is it a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. As we leave behind the 2010s, let’s look back on the beginning of the last 10 decades, and some of the events that we experienced together as a community during them. The past is important and sometimes comforting, but it is also important to look forward.… Read Full Article
On the 23rd Day of Berks County Christmas – Department Store Cheer
1940s Penn Street, Reading PA – Whitner’s Department Store & Sears decorated at Christmas… Read Full Article
Penn Square in Reading PA during the Christmas season in the 1940s. In the distance is Pomeroy’s department store. A lighted Christmas tree sat in the very center of the traffic circle in the middle of the square. Lighting and decor were quite the spectacle for shoppers that were finding gifts for their family and friends for the holiday.… Read Full Article
It’s Christmastime, snow is falling, and shoppers are catching the bus back to Millmont from 5th & Penn St.… Read Full Article
Street parade for the opening of “Hollow Triumph” at the Astor theatre in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Lester Stallman is the manager of the theatre.
Were movie premiere parades common back in the mid century?… Read Full Article