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Historic Photos

Photos from The Salt Lake Tribune archives and our Look Back series.


Historic Photos

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) A woman works with a hand drill on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee. Feb, 1943.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) Irma Lee McElroy paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Aug. 1942.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) A woman works on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in California. June 1942.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) A woman touches up the U.S. Army Air Forces insignia on the side of the fuselage of a "Vengeance" dive bomber manufactured at Vultee's Nashville division in Tennessee. Feb. 1943.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) A woman assembles a section of the leading edge for the horizontal stabilizer of a plane at North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif. Oct. 1942.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) Mary Betchner inspects one of the 25 cutters for burrs before inserting it in the inside of a 105mm howitzer at the Milwaukee, Wis. plant of the Chain Belt Co. Feb. 1943.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) Oyida Peaks riveting as part of her NYA training to become a mechanic in the Assembly and Repair Department at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Aug. 1942.

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(Courtesy | Library of Congress) Cora Ann Bowen, left, works as a cowler with senior supervisor Eloise J. Ellis in the Assembly and Repairs department at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Aug. 1942.

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Courtesy | Library of CongressCora Ann Bowen, left, works as a cowler with senior supervisor Eloise J. Ellis in the Assembly and Repairs department at the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Aug. 1942.

A Look Back: Women workers of World War II

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Norval Vincent, left, operated the The Vincent Drug on Midvale's historic Main Street. It featured a long counter to buy sodas and shakes. Courtesy | Vincent Family

Whatever happened to: Midvale’s Vincent Drug

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Vincent Drug, on Main Street in Midvale, was used in the movie, "The Sandlot." (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Whatever happened to: Midvale’s Vincent Drug

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The Rainbow Randevu, 464 S. Main, as seen in April 1956. The dance hall was renamed the Terrace Ballroom in 1960. Across five decades, the venue played host to star-studded big bands and rock groups and was for many the place to be seen in Salt Lake City. (Photo courtesy Utah State Historical Society)

Whatever happened to...The Terrace Ballroom?

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Marlo Theater with Nu Crisp Popcorn on the right, in 1937. Nu Crisp's original location was at 1027 East 2100 South. Courtesy | Salt Lake County Archives

Whatever happened to...Nu-Crisp Popcorn Co.?

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The Nu Crisp Popcorn building in Sugar House. (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Whatever happened to...Nu-Crisp Popcorn Co.?

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The Nu Crisp Popcorn building in Sugar House . (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Whatever happened to...Nu-Crisp Popcorn Co.?

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The Salt Lake City Public Library, now The Leonardo, shortly after its completion in 1964. The City and County Building is pictured in the background. Courtesy | Utah State Historical Society

A Look Back: The Salt Lake City Public Library through the years

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Library patrons wait to check out materials at the Salt Lake City Free Public Library on Jan. 14, 1930. In 1965, the building became the Hansen Planetarium. It currently houses the O.C. Tanner Company Headquarters. Courtesy | Utah State Historical Society Library

A Look Back: The Salt Lake City Public Library through the years

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Courtesy | Utah State Historical Society The exterior of the Salt Lake City Free Library on State Street. In 1965, the building became the Hansen Planetarium. It currently houses the O.C. Tanner Company Headquarters.

A Look Back: The Salt Lake City Public Library through the years

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Alaskan King Crab went for $4.65 in the 1970s at Bratten's Seafood Grotto. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Whatever happened to ... Bratten’s Seafood Grotto?

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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Bratten's Seafood Grotto operated in several locations, drawing numerous customers, including President Harry S. Truman.

Whatever happened to ... Bratten’s Seafood Grotto?

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President Harry S. Truman was one of the diners at Bratten's Seafood Grotto, a former Utah institution that operated for over 40 years before closing in the late 1980s. The Weilenmann siblings still have a black and white photo of the president seated at a table while their mother, Marie, hands him a Bratten's menu. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Whatever happened to ... Bratten’s Seafood Grotto?

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Women at the beauty salon inside the Darling Building on 320 South Main Street, June 30, 1950. Courtesy Salt Lake Historical Society

A Look Back: Utah barber shops and beauty salons

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A barber shop believed to be in Utah in 1869. Courtesy Salt Lake Historical Society

A Look Back: Utah barber shops and beauty salons

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Graves at the Mercur cemetery. (Tribune file photo)

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A house on 1st Avenue between O and P Streets, 1909. Courtesy Utah State Historical Society

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