History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

07 February, 2012

Soda Shop

And milk bars, soda fountains, ice cream parlours... oh, the days! 

A soda shop in Seattle, Washington, undated. Source

A boy and girl (looks like a date!) at a soda shop in Indiana, 1941. Source

US sailors gathered around the soda fountain aboard a battleship, 1940, Hawaii. (seriously? the battleship has a soda fountain??) Source

A girl having a soda at a drug store, US, 1945. Source

Young men drinking ice-cream sodas at a soda fountain, Iowa, US, 1945. Source

Teenagers at a soda fountain, Connecticut, 1954. Source

More teenagers drinking sodas, at a drugstore in Lebanon, Kanasa, 1957. Source

The Regent Theatre Milk Bar, Brisbane, Australia, c. 1936. Source

A teenage girl with a milkshake, wearing popular bracelets, US, 1944. Source

Seventeen-year-old with a milkshake as she models a sweater, Heidelberg, Germany, 1947. Source

The wonderful Ginger Rogers at a soda shop, 1937. Source

Soda jerker flipping ice cream into a milkshake, Texas, 1939. Source


Anonymous said...

Bring back the soda shop!

Anonymous said...

The 1957 kentucky is incorrect. It's in Lebanon, Kansas.

Anna said...

Thank you for that correction! The fault is entirely mine-- the original source (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/207c53608d738b45.html, when the link is fixed) does say that!

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