Take a look at these vintage advertisements from the St. Louis Jewish Light –

Talk about going down a rabbit hole.

Did you know that every issue of the St. Louis Jewish Light dates back to February 20, 1947. That’s right.

I was recently looking for an interview conducted by our editor Robert A. Cohn in 1976, when I found myself looking page after page after page for the interview. But what really caught my eye and my attention more than the articles were the advertisements.

The first ad got me back to remembering my mom driving me and my brother to Chesterfield with matching Adidas headbands, t-shirts, shorts and sweat socks pulled up to the knees to take racquetball lessons, because my dad played racquetball.


Do you remember Castle Oak? They had great hot dogs at the snack bar.

So, to celebrate nostalgia for the amazing advertisements of local businesses then and now, we are giving you these advertisements from the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper from May 26, 1976.

If you would like to advertise your business with us and help us survive until 2076, please click here. We would love to turn your ad into a classic one day.

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