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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1889 Flood

I've seen just about all the pictures ever taken of the 1889 Flood - and I have to say I've never seen this one. A friend of mine gave me a box of old photo's - and this is one of them. There are more images of the flood that I am still going thru along with shots of Johnstown in the 1910's. Judging from the other stuff in the box - I think it once belonged to a flood survivor. 

Train Station - Johnstown

Nice vintage look at the old Train Station in downtown Johnstown.

German Day - 1904

German Day - Official Souvenir - July 19, 1904. My grandfather only saved pieces of this half German\English booklet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Guier Sisters

Newspaper clipping of the Guier Sisters from Virginia Avenue in Morrellville who worked with some of the best of Hollywood in the Golden Age of Film.

Hinckston Run Dam

Another view of Hinckston Run Dam sent in by reader Rick M.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Garfield Students - 1942

Garfield Students about 1942. Lots of names....

Reader's Digest

Readers Digest

Unknown Church

I'm not sure which church this is - if any of you readers know for sure let me know. Double click to enlarge. I tried zooming in to reader the front - but the name of the church is hidden behind the leaves.

Hendler Service - Travel Round World

B. Hendler Travel Bureau - Johnstown, Pa. Sent in by reader Sandy S.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday

Just a quick birthday wish for one of the West End's Best - my neighbor Mr. John Vitale.

Cambria Public Library

Vintage Picture Postcard of the Library downtown sent in by reader Kathy Poole.

Mr. Cee's Supper Club

Bobby Rydell in Concert - Mr. Cee's Supper Club - Woodmont Road

Friday, August 26, 2011

Get your Sunoco Lubrication Right Here

Joe Williams Service - Napoleon and Somerset Streets - and it's the best place for Sunoco Lubrication and Vulcanizing. You leave there with your engine purring....

Downtown Johnstown - 1880's

Downtown Johnstown - circa 1880's

Mr. Food

Let's see what's on sale at Mr. Food - Goucher Street

Car Deals - 1971

A couple of cars deal - circa 1967

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smile You're on Camera

My Aunt Mimi (Cacicia) Adams and my father Robert Cacicia posing for the camera on K Street in Morrellville. The houses in the background - line Alexander Street. I'm not good with cars - so I'm not sure of the make or model.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Main Street - Downtown Johnstown - 1967

Newspaper clipping from the Tribune-Democrat from 1967. Shows Main Street in downtown Johnstown when it used to have traffic and lots of it.

Gee Bee Ad - 1967

Some of the many Labor Specials on sale at Gee Bee Food Markets - Richland Only - 1967.

Another Unknown Johnstown Church

I know I should know which Catholic Church this is. But for the life of mind is blank. The statues even look familiar to me. Anyway it's another of the church wedding pictures I have that were not marked.

Proposed New City Hall - 1936

"The New Johnstown:" Architect's Drawing of Proposed New City Hall - circa 1936

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Patton Clay - Cambria County

A reader sent this in - Patton Clay (Cambria County) - Pay Check

Monday, August 22, 2011

Friendly City Bowling - 1947

First Annual Friendly City Handicap Bowling Tournament - 1947. Capitol Bowling and Recreation Center - Franklin and Vine Streets - Johnstown

Two Gun Gal - Matchbook Cover

Cambria County Voiture No. 23 - 128 Jackson Street
A Two-Gun Gal - what a set of Guns.....

Unknown Johnstown Girl

Unknown Johnstown Girl

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vintage Johnstown

I just love this! A friend of mine did this for me. We all had these gadgets growing up in the 70's. This was high tech stuff....

Woolf & Reynolds - 1904 Ad

I have a lot of material in both English and German that my grandfather Walter Lenz saved while growing up. He was also a garbage man who worked in Morrellville. This ad features the clothing store - Woolf & Reynolds - they had a shop on Main Street 

Navy Award - Johnstown - Petty Officer

Clipping from today's Tribune-Democrat of Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class - Autumn Devine - who grew up in the Morrellville section of Johnstown. She has been awared the Khost Warrior for the week of August 7-13. Her proud parents are Sandy and Jim Devine.

Former Mayor Herbert Pfuhl has Passed Away

Unknown Couple - Johnstown

All I know about this picture is that it was taken in Johnstown. But I don't know which church. Hopefully one of you readers might know. 

Work Time

Sometimes you don't need much to make an interesting picture.

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Friday, August 19, 2011

Diamond Drug Store

Diamond Drug Store - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Heffley Springs

My Uncle Jim Kinnel at Heffley Springs.

Old Johnstown High

Old Johnstown High School sent in by reader Kathy Poole. By the way - all Johnstown Alumni. The 3rd Annual All Class Reunion Picnic is Sunday, August 21, 2011 1:30 at Lorain Boro Park. $5.00 gate fee per person. Entertainment, food and beverages. Bring your own beer, lawn chairs and enjoy the day with other JHS Graduates.

Happy Birthday

Just want to wish my favorite brother-in-law Roger Edwards HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're almost as old as dirt now....and I might add...he is my only brother-in-law, which is probably a good thing for him.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Central Park

Nice old vintage postcard of Central Park - Downtown Johnstown sent in by reader Kathy Poole.

Dealing with Blighted Property - Johnstown

Officials in Johnstown will be holding two public meetings later today on dealing with Blighted Property. The first is at Grace Lutheran Church in the West End and it starts at 5. The second will be at the Second Presbyterian Church at 7:30 in Moxham.  the City of Johnstown invites everyone to a presentation on "Dealing with Blighted Property: Recent Laws and New Opportunities"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Engine Company No. 1 - Johnstown

Engine Company Number 1 - Downtown Johnstown Fire Station. This is the present location of the Public Safety Building. Penn Traffic Store is on the left hand side.

Shinola Shoe Polish

The next time someone comes up to you and says "you don't know Sh** from Shinola". Tell them why "yes" you do because here is the Shinola - Shoe Polish that is.

Flood Memorial - Grandview Cemetery

1889 Flood Memorial - Grandview Cemetery

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quemahoning Dam - Somerset County

Another vintage postcard sent in by reader Kathy Poole.This time it's Quemahoning Dam in Somerset County.

Route 56 Bypass

Nice vintage postcard sent in by reader Kathy Poole. Shows the Brand New - Route 56 Bypass.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Luna Park Grandstand - August 15, 1912 - (Roxbury Park)

Luna Park Playground Picnic - August 15, 1912. Nice shot of the grandstand and all the thousands gathered to watch the races on a beautiful summer day at (Roxbury Park).

Luna Park - August 15, 1912 - (Roxbury Park)

Luna Park Playground Picnic - Children's Folk Dancing Group - Attendance 17,000 people with 8,000 children. What's neat about this picture is that there must have been two photographers that day. Note the guy - in front of the people on the fence. He is taking pictures - his tripod is on the upper right hand side. This photograph was taken August 15, 1912 - (Roxbury Park).

Luna Park - Pushmobile Races - (Roxbury Park)

Luna Park Pushmobile Races - August 15, 1912 - Playground Picnic. This one of a kind shot has a great view of the lake and all the boaters enjoying a day of sunshine and rowing on the lake (Roxbury Park).

Luna Park Day - August 15, 1912 (Roxbury Park)

As Mayor of Vintage Johnstown. I declare today - Luna Park Day. Why, you may ask? Because every picture I will be posting today was taken on this date 99 years ago.
Luna Park Children's Playground Picnic - Watermelon Treat Counter - (Roxbury Park). Over 8,000 kids - plus 17,000 total attendance enjoyed a day of fun, games, rides and food - August 15, 1912. It was probably the only good time some of these kids would ever have and I wish I had a name to go with all of the faces. There is just so much to see here - it's a pure feast for the eyes. And one of my top 10 favorite images I have ever posted on this site. To see a better shot of some of the attractions in this picture CLICK HERE.

Sunday, August 14, 2011