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Toledo Day, 1941

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Print features Blade original photo of "nine pretty misses invite Toledo to “come down ‘n’ see us” tomorrow, when downtown merchants will sponsor another Toledo Day.." The print includes digitized authentic Blade nameplate from the day and caption text contextualizing the event. (Customization available.)

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Toledo Day, 1941
THE BLADE/ARCHIVE PHOTO

Originally published Sunday, October 27, 1941 in the Toledo Blade, its caption read: “These nine pretty misses invite Toledo to “come down ‘n’ see us” tomorrow, when downtown merchants will sponsor another Toledo Day. Along with thousands of other store employees, they will be on hand to serve Toledoans in this big semi-annual cooperative sales event. In the back row are Madelyn Johnson, Thelma Bebb, Evelyn Koehler, Agnes Hickey, Marjorie Elton, and Josephine Hood. In the bottom row are Jean Purkey, Jeanne Ulmer, and Doris Black.”

The first ever Toledo Day was Thursday, November 6, 1930 and was started as a biannual event to stimulate downtown business in the wake of the stock market crash of 1929. The pseudo holiday fell out of rotation by the late 70s, but the celebration of all things Toledo was independently reprised anew as “419 Day” in 2012, happening now annually on the calendar date corresponding to Toledo’s area code, April 19.