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Images: Lombard Lilac queens and courts Retro Gallery

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This week's Retro Gallery features Lombard's long-standing tradition of naming a Lilac queen, which started back in 1930 with the inaugural crowning of Adleine Fleege. Alexandra Lyons was named the 2015 Lilac Queen on May 2.

The coronation kicks off the city's two-week Lilac Time festival in Lilacia Park and wraps up with a parade on the final day. For an event calendar of this year's festivities, visit lombardlilactime.com.

So take a walk down memory lane with us. Reminisce about that special time, place or person in your life from back in the day. Share your memories. Share your photos with #RetroGallery. Tell us what you'd like to see in future galleries.

Look for a new Retro Gallery every Thursday at www.dailyherald.com/oldpics.

The first Lilac Queen, Adeline Fleege in 1930.
The first Lilac Queen, Adeline Fleege in 1930.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
The very first crowning of the Lilac Queen in 1930.
The very first crowning of the Lilac Queen in 1930.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
The second Lilac Queen from 1931.
The second Lilac Queen from 1931.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Betty Bean wore a crown made of aluminum in 1947.
Betty Bean wore a crown made of aluminum in 1947.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Ernest Sandmacher rides with his donkey in the Lilac parade.
Ernest Sandmacher rides with his donkey in the Lilac parade.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
The Lilac court from 1971.
The Lilac court from 1971.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
From the early days of the Lilac Festival.
From the early days of the Lilac Festival.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Lilac court from the 1950s.
Lilac court from the 1950s.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Part of the Lilac parade in the 1960s.
Part of the Lilac parade in the 1960s.
Photo Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Lilac court from 1951.
Lilac court from 1951.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
A Lilac court from 1967.
A Lilac court from 1967.
Courtesy of Lombard Historical Society
Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
  Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
An early robe for the Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
  An early robe for the Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The names of early Lilac Queen winners were etched into the inside of the original crown.
  The names of early Lilac Queen winners were etched into the inside of the original crown.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The original Lilac Queen crown from 1930.
  The original Lilac Queen crown from 1930.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
A crown made of tin from the late 1940s.
  A crown made of tin from the late 1940s.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
  Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
  Early crown for Lilac Queen. Date unknown.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
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