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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Data Consultants

The place where I had my first real job. Most people don't remember it or that was owned by Glosser's. We did all the computer work for the stores along with other accounts that included Toy Ladies - which I am really dating myself there.
How different my life would have been if the place had stayed in business. I had wonderful co-workers - some I still keep in touch with - but on the other hand - I had one of those bosses from hell - that I swear her main goal in life was to make everybody around her as miserable as she was. In the end - I believe she got what she deserved.

War Ration Books

Reader Harold Kinback sent these interesting items in. First up, his prom ticket from Johnstown High - 1951.
Up next - we head back to the 1940's and the war years - Ration Books and Stamps.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Girl Talk

Girls talking about the merits of wearing slippers with fur. Who knew you needed a tiny little suitcase to put them in when you weren't wearing them. Probably to protect them from your cat eating the fur off  - thinking you are wearing two large mice on your feet. Now - when you do wear them - it must make you so happy - that you then beat your accompanying little drum to let everyone know just how happy you are! PS - drum case sold separately.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trolley Time

 Trolley Time - Downtown

Swank Hardware Ad - 1908

Swank Hardware - Corner of Main and Bedford Streets - 1908

Many Snowbound - 1958

More on The Big Snow Storm of 1958.

Cambria Hospital

This was located in Prospect. In the 1970's it was still being used - not as a hospital - but as a family service center.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Weekly Tribune - Serious Accident - 1858

Serious Accident - The Weekly Tribune - 1858: Richard Jones of Conemaugh Borough accidently shoots himself.

The Weekly Tribune - 1858

The Weekly Tribune - 1858 - a fire reported at the home of Mrs. Noyle on Market Street reported to Squire Cohick along with a quick check of the Markets. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trolley Time

A reader sent in this shot of the old railroad crossing on Broad Street. 

Portage is Challenged - 1908

South Fork Baseball Team Wishes to Settle Argument at Once - 1908

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Walnut Street Bridge - '36

 Walnut Street Bridge - 1936 Flood

Trolley Time

 Trolley Time - Moxham Car Barn

Capital Park a Natural Beauty Spot - 1908

Pictures of the old White Birch Lodge show up from time to time. This article from The Weekly Tribune - 1908 - has a neat little story history on the place 

The Death Roll - 1908

Names mentioned: Jacob W. Pringle - Civil War Vet - Park Avenue - Moxham, Mrs. Wilhelmina Sellnow - Conemaugh Township, Mrs. Tobias J. Yoder - Stonycreek Township and Mrs. Mary Duler of Altoona. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Weekly Chat - Feb - 1908

From the Weekly Chat section of the Johnstown Tribune - Feb - 1908 

Working on the Wall

Construction of the a section of river wall.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

St. Casimer's Church - Cambria City


St. Casimer's Church - Cambria City

A Little Bit of Color

Downtown Johnstown - A Reader sent this in.

Unknown Photo

All I know about this cabinet card is that it was taken in Johnstown. The man looks to be the kids grandfather. He looks just like silent comedy star - John Bunny if you ask me. 

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Monday, August 12, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

"The Man Who Put His District On The Map"

Warren Worth Bailey - Candidate for Congress

Unknown Couple - 1860's

All I know about this cabinet photo is that it was taken in Johnstown. Judging by the style of clothes - I'd say around the 1860's or so.

John Thomas & Sons

John Thomas & Sons - Big Department Store - 1908

Friday, August 9, 2013

Save the Silver


Starting next year, new films will be released exclusively on digital. All movie theaters must convert to digital film projectors, or they will be unable to offer the latest movies. The estimated cost of converting the projection room to the new medium is well over $50,000.

Much of the Silver Drive-In's hopes for remaining open hinge on Project Drive-In, which is giving at least five new Christie digital projectors to drive-ins throughout the country. These drive-ins will be chosen by online voting. That's where you the reader come in. Go to to cast your vote - help save this longtime Johnstown landmark.

St. Emerich's Church - Cambria City

Good old St. Emerich's in Cambria City - a church we spent a lot of time in when they knocked down old St. Francis. Two things I will always remember it for - it was by far the coldest church I have ever been in and it looked just St. Francis inside - which was why I think we started going there for a while. I've always thought the same architect did both - but I have no proof - nor any idea on who was the actual architect of any of the churches.