Old Des Moines
Photos and images of Des Moines, IA from the past 100 years
Old Des Moines
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Mcdonald’s Old Menu...1972
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Mcdonald's 1972 menu
McDonalds Menu 1972 - As limited as that menu us, I can still remember waiting in line just like it is now.
McDonald’s Old Menu... (1972, the year i graduated high school)
Mcdonald’s menu - when I started managing the Monfort Heights McDonald's in 1977, a Big Mac was $1, there was no breakfast, Happy Meal, or drive-thru, and McDonaldland glasses were the rage. Minimum wage went up to $2.75, and we all understood that the Big Mac would cost more soon!
McDonald’s 1972 Menu...don't know about you but I'll take a tripple-ripple ice cream cone for 20 cents
Mcdonald’s Old Menu
Kmart store after sunset
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Pleasant Family Shopping: Kmart
battered shoes : Photo
Snowy day, Downtown Des Moines, 1953. View is of 7th Street and Locust looking west. United Federal Savings and a row of Curbliners are on the south side of the block. Foreman & Clark mens store is above Fanny Farmer Candies. Bishop's Cafeteria and DM Register & Tribune [525-000, number of Sunday subscribers] are on the north side of the street.
Downtown Des Moines, 8th and Locust, looking East 1965. Des Moines Register and Tribune and Bishops Buffet are on the left [ north side of street]. The old Younkers Parkade [parking ramp] is on the south side.
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Des Moines Fire Department building, west Grand and 2nd street, likely 1920's . Civic Center Apartments occupy that block currently
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NCR Cash Register, how many of these were in businesses all over town, large and small
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Old school cash register
Remember the sounds that old cash registers made? I worked for a man named Griff when I was in High School and then on college breaks. The cash register I used was exactly like this one…and you had to make change in your head, no calculators!
Remember when folks who were cashiers using one of these 'sophisticated' cash registers, had to go to special training school to work at large chain grocery stores?
~ Childhood Memories
Vintage National Cash Register. I remember these!
Younkers Department Store Warehouse, 800 block Mulberry, 1940's downtown Des Moines
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Grateful Dead, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, June 16, 1974
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Magic Photo: too-much-sound
The wall of sound set the standard.
This is the reason so many baby boomer are hard of hearing: The Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" 1974
Snow day fun on the Court Ave hill SW of the Sate Capitol. Photo could date from the 1920's to early 1930's.
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West side of the Montgomery Ward department store downtown Des Moines, 1960's. Located on the SE corner of 5th and Locust. Capital Square occupies this space today.
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Veterans Memorial Auditorium, under construction - 1954. This at the time was partially a residential neighborhood [see house at far right] positioned between downtown Des Moines and Mercy Hospital, years before the construction of I-235
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Iowa State Fair [Des Moines] west gate, East Grand Avenue, 1950's. Until the 1970's, you could drive your car in to all areas of the fairgrounds.