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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
39 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for First Federal Savings of Chicago, with their famous country-tinged jingle telling us how "it's nice to have First Federal nearby," with drive-in tellers, children bringing jars of coins to tellers, and other scenes of people banking, pre-Internet.

This aired on Wednesday, January 18, 1978.

First Federal Savings of Chicago - "Nearby" (Commercial, 1978)

Here's a commercial for First Federal Savings of Chicago, with their famous country-tinged jingle telling us how "it's nice to have First Federal nearby," with drive-in tellers, children bringing jars of coins to tellers, and other scenes of people banking, pre-Internet.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, January 18th 1978.

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I've often thought the beige and brown plastic safe deposit boxes that my bank has looked like they were from the 1970's and after seeing this ad now I know why!
Comment posted by Smctopia on Sunday, April 1st 2012 at 5:38pm.

We had one at 47th and Wood. Don't know what's there now.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, April 1st 2012 at 9:55pm.

I hum this jingle all the time. First Federal is long gone. Part of Chase, BofA, Fifth Third or some othe mega-bank. Walking or driving in the loop I always look for bank (and other business) ads painted on brick walls of bouildings. Even when they've faded away you can still read them. I know I've seen one for First Federal.
Comment posted by Tommy33 on Monday, April 2nd 2012 at 1:22pm.

The man holding up the passbook and smiling in the commercial is the actor that played the doctor who got cut in two in the out of control elevator in Damien Omen II after he discovered Damien had the blood of a jackel.
Comment posted by Tommy33 on Monday, April 2nd 2012 at 1:25pm.

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