Maspeth in the 1940s - NewtownHistorical
The candy display

Peppermint candies, licorice, chocolate, Life Savers, Charms and other sweets were as popular back in the 1940s as they are today. And if you didn’t have a sweet tooth, you could always pick up a pretzel or cigar instead. Tobacco products line the wall shelves behind the display case. Note the wooden phone booth in the corner. When was the last time you sat in one of those?

The candy display

Peppermint candies, licorice, chocolate, Life Savers, Charms and other sweets were as popular back in the 1940s as they are today. And if you didn’t have a sweet tooth, you could always pick up a pretzel or cigar instead. Tobacco products line the wall shelves behind the display case. Note the wooden phone booth in the corner. When was the last time you sat in one of those?

Maspeth1940s