Monday, December 5, 2016

Looking Back to 1941: Records from the "World War Period"

From the November 2, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1941, 75 Years Ago.

"The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is making an appeal for phonograph records which contain or other vocal recordings of songs which were 'hits' during the World War period.  Persons having such recordings and wish to loan them to the chamber for a few days should call Mr. Reynolds, phone 188.

"They are needed in connection with the All-American parade to be held Thursday night, the final night of the Fall Festival."

You've got to love the phone number.  The "World War period" referred to would be what we now call World War I.  But, there was another war going on and about to draw the U.S. into it.

What, No Downloading?  --Cooter

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