Orpheum Theatre ticket line

Orpheum Theatre Ticket Line

The photo captures young couples from the 1930’s, at the Orpheum Theatre, going to see “Ginger” starring Jane Withers. At the time of this photo, the Orpheum Theatre was used as a movie theatre, rather than a performing arts theatre as it is used today. The women are dressed in long dresses and have their hair pinned back. The men are dressed in suits, with some wearing fedoras. It seems to be a fall or winter night due to the coats being worn by the women. In the background you can see signs describing the deals and the shows, such as there is a different show every Friday. You can tell this time period is different from today, due to their spelling of the word tonite. The architecture of the building shows us that the theatre is a fancy setting. Examples are the chandelier and the architecture of the ticket booth. The way the couples are dressed also conveys the atmosphere of a date night. The theme of the photograph seems as if they were emphasizing how happy the people were despite it being in the time period of the Great Depression. The mood of the photograph depicts a happy, fun night out with your significant other and motivates viewers to go see a movie. The placement of the photo promotes the Orpheum Theatre because it shows a happy night out while the signs help advertise their business. The audience of the picture would more likely be directed towards middle to upper class citizens during this time period.

Photo property of Douglas County Historical Society, reprinted here for educational purposes only.

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The photo captures young couples from the 1930’s, at the Orpheum Theatre, going to see “Ginger” starring Jane Withers. At the time of this photo, the Orpheum Theatre was used as a movie theatre, rather than a performing arts theatre as it is used today. The women are dressed in long dresses and have their hair pinned back. The men are dressed in suits, with some wearing fedoras. It seems to be a fall or winter night due to the coats being worn by the women. In the background you can see signs describing the deals and the shows, such as there is a different show every Friday. You can tell this time period is different from today, due to their spelling of the word tonite. The architecture of the building shows us that the theatre is a fancy setting. Examples are the chandelier and the architecture of the ticket booth. The way the couples are dressed also conveys the atmosphere of a date night. The theme of the photograph seems as if they were emphasizing how happy the people were despite it being in the time period of the Great Depression. The mood of the photograph depicts a happy, fun night out with your significant other and motivates viewers to go see a movie. The placement of the photo promotes the Orpheum Theatre because it shows a happy night out while the signs help advertise their business. The audience of the picture would more likely be directed towards middle to upper class citizens during this time period.

Fred Krug Brewing Company bottling department exterior

Fred Krug Brewing Company

Fred Krug Brewing Company bottling department exterior

Fred Krug Brewing Company was founded in 1859 in Benson and, in 1894, moved to 29th & Vinton streets. Learn more

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Fred Krug Brewing Company was founded in 1859 in Benson and it was the first brewery company in their neighborhood at that time. The company was located at 2435 Deer Park Boulevard in Omaha Nebraska when the business first started. Later on, in 1894 the brewery moved to 29th & Vinton Street near South Omaha. The company is specialized in the manufacture and the sales of beers. The company brews Luxus beers brand which reflects the beauty of it production.  By 1880 it produced twenty-five thousand barrels annually and was the largest brewery in the state. The Fred Krug Brewing Company stopped operating during Prohibition and resumed operations in fall 1933 following the law’s repeal. Three years later, the Fred Krug Brewing Company was sold to Falstaff. The company closed in 1891 after being opened for 30 years. The company has a landmark at the top of the building which allowed a lot of people to easily recognize it.

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