Let us Know: Who's blowing bubbles in this photo?

This photograph, taken around 1954 by the Cedar Rapids Parks Department, shows children blowing their best bubbles with bubble gum — presented in honor of today being National Chewing Gum Day.

If you can identify any of the youngsters in the photo, please share the names with Jami Roskamp at The History Center, by emailing her at or calling (319) 362-1501, extension 110.

l Jami Roskamp is curator and education coordinator at The History Center in Cedar Rapids. Each month she profiles an artifact from the center’s collection.


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