Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at September 1972

 
 
Posted9/7/2017 1:00 AM

We're visiting the Chicago suburbs 45 years ago in this week's #TBT Gallery.

The photos in our dusty archive show an easygoing atmosphere in September 1972. Kids were learning skills like ballet and fencing, parents were visiting craft shows, 4-H members were showing off their wares and the Goodyear Blimp made a stop in Wheeling.

There seemed to be a lot more organized trout fishing events 45 years ago, and nobody thought of wearing a helmet on a bike ride. But, construction of buildings has always been present.

Little dancers begin ballet lessons in Palatine.
Little dancers begin ballet lessons in Palatine.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
An instructor works with serious students in a Schaumburg fencing class.
An instructor works with serious students in a Schaumburg fencing class.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Students wear masks and spar during a Schaumburg fencing class.
Students wear masks and spar during a Schaumburg fencing class.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
The Goodyear Blimp makes a stop at Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling.
The Goodyear Blimp makes a stop at Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Little boys compare their prizes from a flea market in Mount Prospect. They seem to have finger traps.
Little boys compare their prizes from a flea market in Mount Prospect. They seem to have finger traps.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
The dual propellers that give the Goodyear Blimp direction are as large as a man.
The dual propellers that give the Goodyear Blimp direction are as large as a man.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
This 4-H member has what appears to be a guinea pig at a show in Arlington Heights.
This 4-H member has what appears to be a guinea pig at a show in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A girl in a bonnet walks through the 4-H show in Arlington Heights.
A girl in a bonnet walks through the 4-H show in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Candy is thrown from a float in the Buffalo Grove Days parade.
Candy is thrown from a float in the Buffalo Grove Days parade.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Trout circle as a fisherman drops his line during a Wheeling Park District event.
Trout circle as a fisherman drops his line during a Wheeling Park District event.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Young fishermen line up shoulder to shoulder at a trout fishing event in Wheeling.
Young fishermen line up shoulder to shoulder at a trout fishing event in Wheeling.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A rider with a wicker basket faces a stop sign at a bicycle safety program in Des Plaines.
A rider with a wicker basket faces a stop sign at a bicycle safety program in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A girl on a classic Stingray type of bicycle makes a turn at a safety program in Des Plaines. Helmets were not used 45 years ago.
A girl on a classic Stingray type of bicycle makes a turn at a safety program in Des Plaines. Helmets were not used 45 years ago.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
The Wheeling High School Madrigal Singers perform outside.
The Wheeling High School Madrigal Singers perform outside.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A young competitor makes a great effort in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition in Elk Grove Village.
A young competitor makes a great effort in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Shoppers are framed in a lamp shade mount at a hobby and craft show in Elk Grove Village.
Shoppers are framed in a lamp shade mount at a hobby and craft show in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A teacher staples items to a bulletin board in her Schaumburg elementary classroom.
A teacher staples items to a bulletin board in her Schaumburg elementary classroom.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A Camp Fire Girl checks her oven, made of a cardboard box and tin foil, as others set up camp in a Palatine forest preserve.
A Camp Fire Girl checks her oven, made of a cardboard box and tin foil, as others set up camp in a Palatine forest preserve.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Baton twirlers of all ages wear the same uniform as they practice in Buffalo Grove.
Baton twirlers of all ages wear the same uniform as they practice in Buffalo Grove.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
The rookie baton twirlers work on their timing in Buffalo Grove.
The rookie baton twirlers work on their timing in Buffalo Grove.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A youngster sips a drink while walking past a row of homemade wall hangings at a hobby and craft show in Elk Grove Village.
A youngster sips a drink while walking past a row of homemade wall hangings at a hobby and craft show in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Old barns are razed at Arlington Park.
Old barns are razed at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A front loader pushed the roof off old horse stalls at Arlington Park.
A front loader pushed the roof off old horse stalls at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
A table of board games attracts a small crowd at a Mount Prospect flea market.
A table of board games attracts a small crowd at a Mount Prospect flea market.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
Workers transfer a board as construction on Buffalo Grove High School continues during the school year.
Workers transfer a board as construction on Buffalo Grove High School continues during the school year.
Daily Herald file photo, September 1972
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