Business advertisements from the York High Weekly in the early 1940s

Longtime reader friend Jo Ott shared with me some time ago a large collection of advertisements from former York theaters and businesses.

She wrote, “These are photos of actual advertisements in the December 1941 and February 1942 copies of the York-High Weekly found at an auction a few years ago. I selected some that seem humorous now and some that make little sense although they probably did at the time they appeared. You are jogging a lot of York County memories. It will be interesting to see if any YDR readers (over a certain age) remember any of these businesses.”

These are PHENOMENAL images that certainly sparked a lot of thoughts for me, and I hope you’ll enjoy this slideshow featuring more than a dozen of them!

Included are several theaters: The Strand, The Capitol, The Southern, The Ritz, The Hiway and The York Theater.

Also, you can see ads from Dale & Co. Pharmacists; C. Mac and Roland M. Fulton, Real Estate, Insurance and Property Management; Hollander’s; Edison Light & Power Co.; Dr. Tamarkin, Optometrist; Standard Rag & Paper Co.; Gables Barber Supply; something that I think must have been “Shuey’s”; and, of course, The Gazette & Daily, the YDR’s predecessor!

Would love to hear your memories of any and all of these!

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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