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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trolley Time

Strayer and Chandler

Main Street

J.C. Penney along with some other stores that used to line Main Street
For a little bit better look.

Washington Street

Washington Street - Penn Traffic is straight ahead and the old library (Flood Museum) is right in front of the dump truck on the right hand side. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rosie Gladys 13 - Listed as Missing - May 5, 1934

Rosie left her home at 1308 Tennessee Avenue on her way to St. Columba School - her mother Mrs. Catherine Gladys said that Rosie never made it to school. She might in fact have found a job in Hornerstown.
Note: I am assuming she made it back home safely - being that members of my family knew some o the Gladys' - I would have heard a story or two about a missing girl and in all these years I never have.

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Correll Company - Jackson Street

The Ryan Correll Company - Jackson Street

Saturday, July 6, 2019

City View - 1942

City View - Buy, Build, Invest - October 14, 1942. While working on my World War II stuff - ran across this interesting ad - who knew - certainly not me - never heard of this before.


DeRoy's - Market Street

Storytime in Cambria City - 1912

Vintage Repeat - Teacher reading a story to all the Cambria City kids around 1912. They are sitting in the back of a park that is still there - next to the old firehall on Broad Street. Blew the picture up so that you can see some of the faces a little bit better. What's touching about this picture is - that if you look close - is a couple of things - that beat up little pail on the left hand side, on the right - is one of the bases for playing ball - but the saddest part of the whole thing - is the complete lack of shoes.

 I know it was common - given the economic status of the families - but still when you really stop to think about it in our cleaned up world - going barefoot now would be hard - imagine it back then - between all the horse shit on the streets, dirt from the mill and the general filth of families living on top of and right smack next to each other. Now after having that in your head - kind of make you think - what wonderful afternoon this must of been for the kids - an afternoon of storytelling - for just a couple of brief moments - they could forget about what their own lives were like.
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