Time for another Technology Tuesday feature from the microfilm!
Even before the term "Black Friday" was first used in the 1950s to describe the shopping frenzy the Friday following Thanksgiving, the shopping frenzy still happened, especially following the end of WWII. Here is one of the many ads found in the Springfield News and Sun just before Thanksgiving in 1947, this one promoting all the great Friday sales at Wren's!
We like to share fun microfilm finds for Technology Tuesday because as technology continues moving forward with greater speed, earlier technologies are often forgotten, or perhaps, completely foreign to a newer generation. We LOVE the microfilm reader and often, members of our staff, volunteers, and researchers get a kick out of "traveling through time" by scrolling through the microfilm. #TechnologyTuesday ... See MoreSee Less