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Photographs from the Jalopy Parade of 1943

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Photos from the Jalopy Parade in April of 1943. Jalopy cars that would later be used for scrap metal were paraded around downtown to raise awareness for the use of scrapping old cars for the war effort. Decatur the first city to do this and was used…

Photographs from the NRA Parade of 1933

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Photographs taken from the NRA Parade of September 1933. A crowd of 75,000 people gathered for the parade to launch central Illinois "Buy Now" drive and see all the floats.