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  1. swi66
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    Who was your GrandPa? I'm from Bellingham but the picture is from Oregon or California.
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  8. Similar one was recently knocked down on North Pulaski in Chicago. Operated until about 3 years ago.
     
  9. "...our bus has shiny leather seats and windows made of glass..."

    Sorry, we had to learn that little jingle for our school bus driver when I was in kindergarten, in the mid-50s. Bus was a Red, White and Blue '47 or '48 Ford, I've not yet found any photos of one like ours were. But here's a few others from earlier years:

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  10. Winter scene, looks like mid-40s?

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  11. 3 different pics of Goodyear blimps, from '30-'40:

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    There was one close to my house and was called Robo,it only had one along with the normal car wash with the big brushes and the track that pulled the car through it. The place also sold gas and was originally a Gulf station but dont know if it was connected to Gulf oil,the Robo part was taken out years ago and a detail bay was installled in its place and was most likely a chain,
     
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    1930's I presume, but maybe they can find it and put it back up....


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    Anybody else recognize the Mercedes 500k Cabriolet in the background?
     
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    In his 19 MLB seasons, Gold-Glove Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter made the end of the real Golden
    Age of baseball memorable for me. :cool: Since May, he's been battling an aggressive brain cancer
    call glioblastoma (somewhat similar to astrocytoma). If any other HAMBers out there are, or
    were, MLB fans, you can send Gary a get-well e-greeting. If this link doesn't work, just search
    Gary Carter on Wikipedia and look for the fresh link at item 20 under "REFERENCES."
    ^ "The WELL WISHES FOR GARY Official Greeting Card". "The Kid" says he appreciates every-
    one's prayers.. Thanks, all! :)
     
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    Hey, Lebowski! From one KY-born boy to another, I HEAR YA! :D But we know that it's the AIMALS that own us, not he other way around, right? :rolleyes:

    Though I like cats, I love dogs. I mean, try locking your dog and your wife in the trunk of the car for an hour. Then go open it. WHICH one is always glad to see you, I ask??? :cool::p:D

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  18. jimi'shemi291
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    WAY COOL pic, Empire! Coupes eat free Thurdays! :p At first glance you get a foreboding
    feeling, like maybe the fave here is the Reaper Burger! :eek: Pix like this make us HAMBers want
    to know more. BaysWater (Scott) posted this on FlickR, noting that the Terminal Drive-In
    Restaurant was outside Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, and this pic was taken about 1940
    (I'm thinking somewhat later, how 'bout YOU?:confused:). Anyway, another FlickR member lives near
    there and says the Terminal Drive-In was gone by the mid-'50s.:(
     
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    The photo is from Northern Arizona. The picture reads "Pat McCoys Logging Camp", but Pat was my Uncle. Zennie McCoy was my "Papa".
     
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    The Olymia Diner, Berline Turnpike in Connecticut, is an apparent rero SURVIVOR! :D
    This pic, posted on FlickR by member KocoJim, is from 1983 and is part of a photo-
    stream entitled "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives." Nearly 30 years has passed; ANYBODY
    know the current status of the Olympia and, maybe, a more precise location? :confused:
     
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    Oops, 'course I meant RETRO survivor in that last one! :eek:

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    Lost:(: A McDonald's now stands where the Midway Diner used to be, at Forest & Broadway
    on Staten Island. This postcard image was shot in 1982, according to FlickR member KocoJim.
     
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    The Frisco Freeze is a Tacoma landmark. Best burgers (nice greasy ones) in town. They tried to franchise in the 80's or 90's, but some legal issues came up. They're back to one location again. It was THE hangout when I was in high school in the 60's
     
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    Hey thats my shop radio at the catalogue store LOL and yes it works just dandy, long as I hook up bigger speakers
     
  24. empire
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    Hi Jimi,

    Thanks, that's more information than I had but I'm thinking the Airport was still called Union Air Terminal when this was taken. Lockheed bought the Airport in the late '40s I believe but I don't have an exact date on that.
    Maybe some one out there has that info....
    I'm involved with a local aviation museum and have available many old photos and will take a good look at them to see if I can find the location.
     
  25. Jon1953B4
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    Stewart's Root Beer Stand in Rosedale, Md
     
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    A friend of mine bought a new Valient. It was 1964 or 1965. It was a special order. It came from the factory with a 273 V8 and 4 speed. It also had factory thru the fender headers that connected into one 3" exhaust. Had the sweetest exhaust sound. I`ve never seen another one to this day.
     
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    QUOTE=Jon1953B4;7364978]Stewart's Root Beer Stand in Rosedale, Md[/QUOTE]

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    Hi, Jon. Any idea when Stewart's opened? Is it still open? Since this is the thread for VINTAGE shots, I have to ask if it's an older snapshot, or a new pic. If it's '64 or earlier, you're really okay. Technically, the HAMB rules say '64 and earlier. But there seems to be tacit approval here for "Then-and-Now" photos, too, BTW. So, if yours is a much newer pic and you have a vintage shot as well, that would be great here.

    If it's just a new pic of a long-established location, then it would probably be more fitting over on SunRoofCord's thread, Lost Drive-In Restaurants(History). I'm certain it would be WELCOME there, anyway. Not crackin' on you, bro. Just trying to keep Dog's thread to actual vintage stuff and be mindful of HAMB rules.
     
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