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Daily Herald photographers used their 35 mm cameras and black and white film to document some moody scenes 45 years ago.

October 1972 was a month of change. The weather got cooler, vegetables were ripe for use as Halloween decorations, a new Miss America started her reign in the Northwest suburbs, a world famous politician made a campaign stop at a local high school and students were using cardboard to learn about computers.

The grainy pictures take us to a time when life seemed much slower and easier.

A young girls uses a big knife to carve a jack-o'-lantern at the Elk Grove Library.
  A young girls uses a big knife to carve a jack-o'-lantern at the Elk Grove Library.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Kids concentrate on their Halloween projects at the Elk Grove Library.
  Kids concentrate on their Halloween projects at the Elk Grove Library.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Students spin in a Des Plaines Park District square dancing class.
  Students spin in a Des Plaines Park District square dancing class.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Wheeling High School students make pizzas in class.
  Wheeling High School students make pizzas in class.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A woman in cat-eye glasses gets a puppetry lesson at Maine South High School in Park Ridge.
  A woman in cat-eye glasses gets a puppetry lesson at Maine South High School in Park Ridge.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Kids saunter down a leaf-covered road during a Halloween parade in Arlington Heights.
  Kids saunter down a leaf-covered road during a Halloween parade in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A crew works in a big home on the Alexian Brothers property in Elk Grove Village.
  A crew works in a big home on the Alexian Brothers property in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Miss America 1973, Terry Anne Meeuwsen, of Wisconsin signs an autograph for a young admirer at MEMCO in Arlington Heights. She won the title the month before for the year of 1973. MEMCO was a members-only department store.
  Miss America 1973, Terry Anne Meeuwsen, of Wisconsin signs an autograph for a young admirer at MEMCO in Arlington Heights. She won the title the month before for the year of 1973. MEMCO was a members-only department store.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Senator Ted Kennedy makes a stop at Notre Dame High School in Niles during the presidential election season.
  Senator Ted Kennedy makes a stop at Notre Dame High School in Niles during the presidential election season.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Senator Ted Kennedy makes a stop at Notre Dame High School in Niles during the presidential election season.
  Senator Ted Kennedy makes a stop at Notre Dame High School in Niles during the presidential election season.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A cowboy walks past a teepee at an "Indian Jamboree" in Wheeling.
  A cowboy walks past a teepee at an "Indian Jamboree" in Wheeling.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A man in a tuxedo pushes open a cardboard casket in a Jaycee Club haunted house in Elk Grove Village.
  A man in a tuxedo pushes open a cardboard casket in a Jaycee Club haunted house in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Harper College medical students gather to watch the daily happenings at Northwest's Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
  Harper College medical students gather to watch the daily happenings at Northwest's Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A student paints a globe at Forest Elementary School in Des Plaines.
  A student paints a globe at Forest Elementary School in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Boys play hockey at sunset in their Elk Grove Village neighborhood.
  Boys play hockey at sunset in their Elk Grove Village neighborhood.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Handlers pose their dogs at a Bull Terrier show in Wheeling.
  Handlers pose their dogs at a Bull Terrier show in Wheeling.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
A boy plays in a Ping-Pong tournament in Rolling Meadows.
  A boy plays in a Ping-Pong tournament in Rolling Meadows.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Brownies wear hats and coats as they grill hot dogs in Palatine.
  Brownies wear hats and coats as they grill hot dogs in Palatine.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
Students make working computers in Arlington Heights.
  Students make working computers in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file photo October, 1972
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