1950s, College, Culture, Fun, History, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

Five Minutes After Social Distancing Is Lifted

This image of busy cash registers at the Evanston, Illinois Conrad Hilton bar was taken nearly 63 years ago to the date: April 8, 1957.

April 8th was the kickoff dinner of the second annual Soph Week, with an evening of frolic and festivities for students attending the “Hi-Guy, Hello-Girl” dance, where Jimmy Palmer’s band played swinging tunes. Here’s hoping we’ll all be in good form at the end of this trial, ready to sip and socialize.

8 thoughts on “Five Minutes After Social Distancing Is Lifted”

  1. Wow that is a tremendous crowd. This was before debit or charge cards so every transaction had to be done by hand. Money received and change counted out. It gives me a headache just thinking about it.

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      1. Good point. It has been so many years since I’ve been to Vegas I did not know they stopped using real coins. It makes sense though. I wonder if casinos will honor the tokens of another joint.

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      2. I haven’t seen any tokens either. You just stick your card in the machine like a credit card and that tallies up all your points. If you lose your card, they just print you up another one right away. And they can track all the games you like and your playing habits and everything.

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