Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934

  • Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934
  • "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.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1998
  • Photo courtesy of Bourdon Studios.
  • 03-1934 to 05-1934
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


“Main Street, Wakefield, spring, 1934,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed May 16, 2021,



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