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Monday, October 14, 2019

Mammoth Radio Value

Glessner's - Why You Get More For Less - 1940. 344 Washington Street.

JHS '31

Johnstown High School - 1931 - at work in a chemistry laboratory.

1949 World Series

Baseball fans watching the 1949 World Series. Upper picture on Park Place and lower at the old Geis Store on Clinton Street. 
The Yankees went on to beat the old Brooklyn Dodgers in five games. History was made in the ninth inning of Game 5, when the Ebbets Field lights were turned on, making it the first World Series game finished under artificial lights. The first scheduled Series night game would not be held until 1971.

And as all us old-time Pirates fans know - that was the series with the Orioles. Game 4 was played at Three Rivers Stadium and it was the first-ever World Series game to be played at night. 

In my baseball obsessed youth - I watched the entire series. I was a Bucs fan from the get go - growing up - listening to Bob Prince on the radio. I can remember going to sleep with my transistor radio under my pillow. I still have all my Pirates autographs from Clemente to Stargell. After the games - you could go over by the dugout and whatever players were there - they'd sign everything from baseballs to pictures. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Swing Time

Cochran - 1936

Church Ladies

The church ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Virginia Avenue - taken around 1920 or so. My great-grandmother Rose (Baum) Lenz is in the middle row - second from the left. The Lenz family was one of the founding members of the church in 1905. Wish I knew who the other ladies were - I'd guess most were from Morrellville. Don't know who the lone man is - guess he just wanted to be a church lady too!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

FDR at Roxbury

FDR at Roxbury

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Hall

The St. Paul Lutheran Church Hall on Virginia Avenue - 1920's. 

Dedicate New Video Room at Canteen

Teen Canteen - Park Theater Building. Seated left to right - Anita Slomanson, Dan Boyd and Mary Lee Weir. Standing beside Mr. Lorditch is Don Moehler.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

At the Point

Point Stadium with the old bleachers. What's really pretty neat about this picture is that you can see some of the buildings belonging to Rolling Mill Mines.

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Sunshine Shop

All I know about this picture is that it was taken somewhere around the Johnstown area.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019


How does it feel to lay hidden in a submarine on the bottom of the ocean fo 42 hours with the Japs dropping depth charges all around you? Seated above in the center is George Rager, yeoman second class in the Navy, who can and does tell all about it to four WAVE recruiting specialists who are conducting an enrollment drive here now. Yeoman Rager is a son of Mrs. Rose Rager, formerly of Johnstown. Members of the women's branch of the Navy shown, from left to right, are Pharmacist's Mate Virginia Hansen, Specialist Mary Bean, Specialist Dorothea Travis and Yeoman Ember Heyne.


Downtown Johnstown - looking down at Main Street - Central Park is in the upper right - chocked full of trees!

Old Richland Mall

Crews working on the Richland Mall - 1970s. That's the old auto center off in the distance.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Main Drag

Another repeat I haven't posted for a while - looking down at Main Street - 1936

Ladies Only

Ladies' Room at the old State Theater

Cambria Junior Red Cross

Cambria County Junior Red Coss members left to right: Sallie Watson Anderson, Shirley Driscoll, Joe Verrone and Audrey Hagadus. Standing, left to right: Bill Ewald, Winnie Pattison, Boyd Litzinger and Nelson Weismiller.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Downtown Dark

I've posted this before - but I never get tired of looking at this.

Readied For Active Duty In The Navy

Eighteen men of the Battalion 4-20, Divisions 447 and 418, Naval Reserve, will leave Johnstown early Sunday morning to begin a tour of active duty. They will go to the Philadelphia Naval Yards. In a preview demonstration last night at the Naval Reserve Training Center, Coopersdale, the men seemed happy regardless of the fact that they soon would be in training again.
Pictured - left to right from the bottom of the steps
First Row: Robert Zeiler, Eugene Verbano, Dalles Stiles, Michael Mindala.
Second Row: Homer Lloyd, Silvio Landino, Henry McClintock, Francis Vanderberg, Henry Wertz.
Third Row: Frank Petak, John Haskins Jr., Joseph Stibich, Randell Smith, William Rennie.
Fourth Row: Paul Miller, Edmund Worley, Andrew Piskura and Harry Horner.

Missing Railings

Stone Bridge railings or lack of...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Trolley Time

Trolley Time


Another $100 check presented by Apex Television Co., sponsor of the Lucky Number program is given Mr. Oscar Chapman, 534 Vine Street, another Lucky Number Holder.

War Memorial

The War Memorial  with good old Johnstown High in the background. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

State Theatre

State Theater - Downtown Johnstown

Johnstown Bank and Trust - 1953

For the next couple of weeks - thanks to the Ray Orner Collection - we will be visiting some of the employees of old Johnstown Bank and Trust in 1953.
Ruth Hughes, Florence Mueller and Betty Rae Sheehan.
Thelma Rummel
Joan Litzinger
Janet Coulter, Nancy Moebus, Dorothy Zimmerman and Dean Fay.
Janet Maier, Pat Metzger and Betty Price.