Welcome to Mars, Pennsylvania

https://flic.kr/p/mb6etP MARTIANSCostumes used by the British Broadcasting Company in the filming of the Vikings trip to Planet Mars in 1976. The pictures were taken in Mars, Pennsylvania. I was unable to find the 1976 BBC segment about the Vikings' mission to Mars, but I did find another informative piece from the same year about the … Continue reading Welcome to Mars, Pennsylvania

Chefs by the Dozen

Restaurants are often justifiably proud of their food and these twelve postcards showcase food and a chef standing near their creations. The Bakery Restaurant - Chicago, Illinois https://flic.kr/p/61N6D8 2. Diplomat Restaurant and Country Club - Hollywood-By-The-Sea, Florida https://flic.kr/p/9dD9Ry 3. Silver Slipper Chuck Wagon - Las Vegas, Nevada https://flic.kr/p/ucJ99V 4. The Lord Fox - Foxboro, Massachusetts … Continue reading Chefs by the Dozen

Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin

The following appeared on the Ella's Deli's website in January 2018: It is with sad hearts that we announce that Ella's Deli will be closing at our current location. It has been our privilege to be a part of the Madison community for 42 years. Ella's has always been about people and we are so … Continue reading Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin

Peppermint Lounge – New York, New York

The Peppermint Lounge was located at 128 West 45th Street in New York. Although it was only opened for seven years (1958-1965), the Peppermint Lounge birthed the Twist, the massive dance craze of the early 60s, and several radio hits. The following paragraph comes from the wonderful Gender Variance Who's Who (https://zagria.blogspot.com/2019/11/#.YP7xukxOlaQ) and does a … Continue reading Peppermint Lounge – New York, New York

Filjon, Inc. – Syracuse, New York

Mirrored Balls From $31.50 to $375.00 Ceiling Rotors $11.25-$35.75 Spotlights (3-6 recommended) $19.50 Floodlights (for atmospheric room lighting) $19.50 Spotlight and floodlight replacement bulb $2.60 30" diameter Mirrored Balls pictured FILJON, INC. 1211 E. Fayette St. Syracuse 10, New York

Then and Now: James Street – Alexandria Bay, New York

This 1968 postcard shows James St. in Alexandria Bay at night. The verso says "This popular town draws thousands of visitors each year. It is the gateway to the Beautiful 1000 islands." The most recent Google Street View show James Street during the day, but I believe I found the exact location of the photo. … Continue reading Then and Now: James Street – Alexandria Bay, New York

Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho

Bowers 99’r all you can eat smorgasbord restaurant, was started by Leo and Margie Bowers in the Fall of 1959. at 4043 State St. in Boise. Bowers '99r - State Street (courtesy of Bob Hartman) The low cost and quality service led to instant success and a second restaurant was opened the next year at … Continue reading Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho

Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri

Located close to the point where in 1764, Piere Laclede the French explorer founded this city, our tallest National Monument affords a grand panoramic view of both side of the Mississippi from its top. Visitors have a 30 mile perspective of the city and surroundings. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is administered by the National Park … Continue reading Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri