Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934

Title:

Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934

Creator:

D'Onofrio, Jayne M.

Publisher:

Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

1998

Description:

Photo courtesy of Bourdon Studios.

"The new 1934 automobiles which were featured in the General Motors Exhibit in Boston paraded through downtown Wakefield as part of the promotional activities prior to the show. To encourage the sale of the new car models, exhibits were held in large cities throughout the country including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Chicago. The Boston exhibit was held at the Boston Garden from June 4th through June 11th. According to newspaper reports, General Motors planned to produce a record 100,000 'units' in 1934, up from the 38,000 automobiles produced the previous year. The exhibit which traveled through Wakefield must have attracted considerable attention, as evidenced by the students who watched from the windows of Wakefield High School, at left." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.

Subject:

Main Street (Wakefield, Mass.).

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

D'Onofrio, Jayne M., "Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #11985, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/11985 (accessed December 20, 2014).