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Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Moxham - Unknown Shop

Unknown shop.

Maple Avenue Bridge

Maple Avenue Bridge

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Huckster

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall on the regular market days be permitted in or at the said market house to huckster or sell at second hand, or to purchase for the purpose of retailing, any articles before nine o'clock, A.M., under the penalty of five dollars.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


What draws my eyes into this shot are the billboards on the hillside for Duquesne Beer and Amoco Gas - wish they still did stuff like that. My eyes are also drawn to all the movie and store signs - I just love looking at them. What a great slice of history - showing Main Street from Lee Hospital on down. 

Franklin Mill

Franklin Mill

Stone Bridge - 1929

Making Roosevelt Blvd.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Laurel Run Dam

Laurel Run Dam - '77

Codified Ordinance - Bear and Deer

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person, except those who rent stalls, shall be permitted to sell at the market house any fresh meat, except bear meat or venison.

Raab & Sons - Wholesale Liquor

John Raab & Sons - Wholesale Liquor Store - Downtown Johnstown.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Vintage Johnstown.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

First Girl - Picture Operator - 1943

Meet Miss Angeline Dino from Nanty Glo, Cambria County - the first licensed woman picture operator in Pennsylvania. She works at the Capitol Theatre in Nanty Glo. 

Roxbury School

Roxbury School 


 Cambria City - '36

Saturday, November 17, 2018

November 17, 1928 - The Johnstown Democrat

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History of Minersville
Mes. N.W. Miller, George Hull, D.H. Wheatley Sr., William Goetz, Charles Kann.
John Krstyen, Charles Sowers, Antonio Sach, Mayor Daniel Shields, Gayle Houcke, Marshall McHenry, Mrs. Elizabeth Petty, Andy and Joseph Lichak.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown - Motor Vehicles - 1911

Back in 1911 Johnstown city council took the first steps to regulate the use of motor vehicles on city streets. 

In an ordinance approved in January 1911 it decreed that the speed of such vehicles should not exceed one mile in 2 and a half minutes or 24 miles an hour.
Going a step further, the city fathers ruled that in dangerous, congested or built-up districts the top speed should be one mile in five minutes, which figures out to 12 miles an hour. 

Those were not the only restrictions imposed on the early automobile drivers in Johnstown. If signaled to do so by the driver of any horse or other animal, the operator of a motor vehicle was required to stop his machine and if circumstances required - to shut off the motor as well.
This apparently was intended to prevent the chugging engines of the early cars from frightening horses and causing runaways. 

Council also decreed in the 1911 ordinance that all motor vehicles have "good and sufficient brakes" along with a horn, bell or other warning device.

Four years later - in 1915 - council adopted a new ordinance to control traffic on city streets. This time it fixed a general speed limit of 15 miles an hour. Motor vehicle operators no longer were required to stop on signal from the drivers of horses. The responsibility for keeping horses under control was shifted more directly to their drivers. "No horse shall be left unattended unless securely fastened," as per the new ordinance.

As a further precaution against runaways, council decreed that "no one shall cease to hold the reins in his hand while driving, riding or leading a horse."

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem Steel - Unknown section of the mill

Franklin Street Bridge

Thursday, November 15, 2018