Friday, March 25, 2011

From Battleships to Apron Strings


I've been really busy with work and various other projects lately but last month I set aside some time to visit the "From Battleships to Apron Strings: How WWII created Napa’s Swingin’ Fifties" exhibit at the Napa Historical Society. The exhibit was small but really informative, especially for someone like myself who is new to the area and interested in the city's history. They had some great old photographs on display as well as historical clothing, newspapers, posters, etc. There were also lots of texts available to read so you could learn about the history of Napa and how it developed during and after WW2. I was able to snap a few photos of the exhibit so I thought I'd share them.
Vintage photo of The Napa Historical Society

Vintage Photo

Vintage Uniform

Vintage Dress, Hat & Photos

1953 Uptown Ad

Vintage Poster

Garden Books

Napa Historical Society Exhibit

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