Salvatore George Coraccio (1930-2010) was in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952. A few days before he passed away, a bundle of letters surfaced that had been sent to him during that time. This blog is about those letters and what they reveal about Sal as a young man in the post-WWII/Korean War era.
The letters also tell a story about the women in his life, for the words are theirs. Through their letters we see what life was like for a young person living in the Boston area sixty years ago.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the previous post, I couldn't find a photo of Woolworth's and the surrounding stores. Well, here you go.
Woolworth's in 1909:
And in this photo from the 1950s you can see Parke Snow: