Maspeth in the 1940s - NewtownHistorical
Candy Store

Inside the store, we see more ads for tobacco products such as Old Gold and Blue Rings. Bottled Hoffman and Wagner Beverages can be seen atop and behind the marble counter. Containers of straws and ice cream cones also sit atop the counter. The soda fountain, dispensing Reid’s soda products, is located behind the counter. The wall displays the list of ice cream flavors available for purchase.  The Headline on the Daily News  papers strewn about says, “War spreads into Balkans”.

Just about a year and a half later, the U.S. would be drawn into the conflict after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

Candy Store

Inside the store, we see more ads for tobacco products such as Old Gold and Blue Rings. Bottled Hoffman and Wagner Beverages can be seen atop and behind the marble counter. Containers of straws and ice cream cones also sit atop the counter. The soda fountain, dispensing Reid’s soda products, is located behind the counter. The wall displays the list of ice cream flavors available for purchase. The Headline on the Daily News papers strewn about says, “War spreads into Balkans”.

Just about a year and a half later, the U.S. would be drawn into the conflict after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

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