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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Smooch Time in Morrellville - 1940's

 
My grandparents - John and Carmela (Vaccaro) Cacicia having a little fun in the backyard - K Street - Morrellville sometime in the 1940's.

Emmerling - Bohemian

 
Another picture from Rob Musson - Emmerling Bohemian Beer - Johnstown, Pa.

Emmerling - Das Schmeckt Gut

 
Reader Rob Musson sent me a treasure trove of old Johnstown area beer ads - along with a wealth of information on the brewing history of the area that I will be posting in the next couple of weeks. For more on Emmerling from this site CLICK HERE.

Tanneryville - 1977


Tanneryville - 1977 Flood Damage

Trolley Time


Trolley Time

First Communion - St. Stephens - 1930's

 
This is my Aunt Kathleen (Hanzel) Vilkofsky - the youngest of all the Hanzel girls - making her First Holy Communion at St. Stephen's Church in the late 1930's. She was one of those pleasant kind of people if you know what I mean - you liked being around her - alot of members of my family are like that - we are all funny people - some may say - funny in the head - but we don't care. If you're around us during a family get together - you will have a good time and you will eat like a pig - because that's the kind of people we are.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Save Money and Save Ice

 
1934 Montgomery Ward Ad - sent in by reader Robert Schneider - Ice Boxes, Ice Chests and assorted pots and pans.

Inclined Plane

 
Inclined Plane

Schwartz Bros

 
Schwartz Bros - Johnstown's Low Price Leader

Happy Birthday - 1960's


Happy Birthday wishes go to my sister Kelly (Cacicia) Edwards - she is the one in middle balling about something I must have done - you can tell by the look on her face - she still looks at me that way or maybe she's mad we're wearing the same color top! It couldn't have been our brother Bob - since he is sitting there looking like a little angel. We are on the back stoop at our great-grandmothers house on Stackhouse Street - the Hanzel Homestead - where we spent many happy holidays.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Downtown Damage - 1977 Flood


More Downtown Damage - 1977 Flood

Food Kitchen - 1977 Flood


Food Kitchen - 1977 Flood

Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

 
Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

A Night at the Opera - 1951

 
Reader Dawn R. mardis sent in this picture - she writes: "Please post this photo of my Parents and brother and sister. My parents are Alfred C. Wesner & Nellie M. (Hildebrand) Wesner, my sister is Diane L. Wesner and my Brother is Richard A.(Dick) Wesner. This was taken in 1951 when my parents were going to the Opera in Johnstown. My father was the Vice President and my mother headed the Women's Auxiliary and both my brother and sister were on the Junior Board of Directors of the Johnstown Opera Company. My mother said I was in the picture too, you just can't see me. She is hiding me with her clutch bag. I'm the "bump" in her tummy! Thanks!"           

Monday, March 26, 2012

Media Ad - 1963


Media Ad from 'Broadcasting Magazine' - 1963

Vibra-Finger Ad

 
I found this ad in one of my old TV Guides that I am scanning in to post. Vibra-Finger - my guess and I think it's a good one - is that it was used to stimulate something other than gum tissue.

G. Bostert & Son

 
G. Bostert & Son

John Thomas & Sons

 
John Thomas &Sons - A Store to Trust

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ehrenfeld - 1978

 
Ehrenfeld - 1978

Franklin Street Bridge - 1978

 
Franklin Street Bridge - 1978

Here you go kid - 1977 Flood

 
This picture makes me cringe - only flood survivors would know why. That AIN'T no Pepsi that dad is passing off to his son - it's the god awful - luke warm - tastes like CRAP - tonic like water Pepsi used before they added the actual pepsi flavor. But it was very nice of Pepsi to donate hundreds of thousands of cases of it - free for the taking. Even though we knew it didn't contain pop - there was always that hope that just one case might and that one would be ours.

Foster and Cohen Building

 
Foster and Cohen Building

Trolley Time - Broad Street

Trolley Time - Broad Street

Saturday, March 24, 2012

BASKET PARTY to Benefit Nardecchia Spay Neuter Fund - March 25


The dog on the left is my rescue dog - Tanner - adopted her from Nardecchia nearly two years ago. Tanner - who has such a gentle soul - was found tied to a door knob in Vintondale - abandoned by her former owners - the neighbors fed her for two weeks - the police stepped and we gave her a new home. She is sitting next her sister - Molly the beagle - they just adore each other.
Now for more infomation on the basket party:
Richland Fire Hall
Doors Open at 11:30 am
Drawing starts at 2 pm
$7 Admission includes 25 chances along with a light lunch
Extra chances are available
100 baskets or more
Money tree and lottery tree
$150 Lia Sophia bracket and necklace
Vera Bradley purse, wallet and pen set
One overnight stay in Jacuzzi suite at Holiday Inn Express - value $159.99

Harris-Boyer - Morrellville

 
Reader Galen Miller sent in these two pages from a Harris-Boyer booklet.

1977 Flood - D Street - Upper Roadway


D Street - Upper Roadway - 1977 Flood

Main and Walnut - Downtown Johnstown

 
Main and Walnut - Downtown Johnstown

Trolley Time - Ferndale

Trolley Time - Ferndale

Friday, March 23, 2012

West End Pickers and Treasure Sale


The West End Improvement Group will be having a West End Pickers and Treasure Sale (aka... flea market, yard sale, garage sale, etc.) at
LOWER YODER FIRE DEPT ACTIVITY HALL - 515 FAIRFIELD AVE, JOHNSTOWN - Saturday March 24 - 8am to 5 pm.
  If anyone has any items they would like to donate, please contact Marie Mock, Rose Howarth or Connie Martin.....all on FB. Also, please plan on stopping down to shop. There will be good deals for sure! Money raised will go towards our beautification and communtiy projects for the West End community. We'll be having food and refreshments for sale as well. Please pass this along to your friends and if anyone wants to help us out, please let us know!!!!

Westmont - Tioga Street Market

 
Westmont - Tioga Street Market

1977 Flood Mud

 
1977 Flood Mud

Main Street - Downtown

 
Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Trolley Time

Trolley Time - Coopersdale Loop

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Johnstown Opera House Inside

 Inside of the Johnstown Opera House

Richland Drive-In/Richland Mall

 
Reader Ed Troll sent in this picture of the crews working on building the old Richland Drive-In in 1949.

Cochran Champs - 1925

 
Cochran Girls Volleyball Champs - 1925
Names on the plaque - M. Collins Capt., D. Bracken, H. Kehl, T. Rodda, S. Foust, M. Howe, F. Young, M. Marcusky, L. Pringle and K. Rice.

West End "Good Luck Parade" Update


Posted this picture last year of the World War Two - "Good Luck" Parade at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Barron Avenue in Morrellville. Reader Darcie ran across this picture today and writes the following: "The store with the flag is Barna's. My grandfather/mother, John and Mary Barna owned it until the 60's and then my Aunt Beanie Vrabel and Mother Kay Fiore/Legarski bought it and ran it until the late 60's. My Uncle John Barna is on the porch of the store in the white coat (he was a butcher) and I see my Mother out in front with the blond tuft of hair in a head scarf! She was 19 in this photo! What great memories this has brought back! Thanks!!! BTW, the parade is going up Barron."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scene at Moxham

 
Scene at Moxham

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

German Day - Part Three

German Day - Part 3 - sent in by reader Mike Mertle. For Part 1 and Part Two - CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.
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Nathan's - The Always Busy Store
Germanus Voegtly
Continental Soap - Johnstown, Pa and S. Holzman - Famous Beers
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Johnstown Freie Presse
Chas. T. Schubert
Emmerling Beer
Geo. A Bauer