1909 Portola Festival – San Francisco, California

April 18, 1906. A date that no San Franciscan at that time would ever forget. The fires that raged on for three days after added to the devastation and destruction. The events of those days  could have wiped the town off the face of the Earth, but San Franciscans had resolve.Nearly 500 blocks, numerous business and homesContinue reading “1909 Portola Festival – San Francisco, California”

Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida

Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant was located at 2104 Florida Ave. in Tampa, Florida. The hotel court originally opened sometime before 1949. The proprietors of the original hotel court were George & Floy Hancock. The motel underwent a big expansion sometime in the mid to late 1950s. The sign was changed to better showcase all theContinue reading “Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida”

I Didn’t Know Which Bank To Rob

Mailed from Sacramento, California to Mr. J.B. Hosmon of Oroville, California on September 7, 1934: Dear J.B. – Sorry you can’t come this week end to bet, I didn’t now whether you were serious about trusting me to place your bets and being very honest I didn’t know which bank to rob. Amorett & IContinue reading “I Didn’t Know Which Bank To Rob”

CB Convac: Preventing Those ‘Dangling Wires’

The theft of CB radios has reached crisis proportions. If you haven’t already had your CB stolen, then it is only a matter of time before you return to your four-wheeler to find a few ripped wires where the one proud instrument rode. That is, unless you take some very basic precautions. Most people don’t.Continue reading “CB Convac: Preventing Those ‘Dangling Wires’”

Bob Cummings Motor Hotel – Joplin, Missouri

Bob Cummings was a well-known actor of both television and movies. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on June 9, 1910. I will let IMDB give a brief biography for me, as this isn’t really about Bob’s career: Effective light comedian of ’30s and ’40s films and ’50s and ’60s TV series, Robert Cummings wasContinue reading “Bob Cummings Motor Hotel – Joplin, Missouri”

Me and My RC…and the Popcorn’s Free

This is a Orville Redenbacher popcorn RC Cola offer that would hang from 6 packs of bottles. This ad campaign took place in the Summer of 1976. Get ready for your summer time fun with RC Cola and a FREE 4 oz. trial size of Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn…it makes up to 4 quartsContinue reading “Me and My RC…and the Popcorn’s Free”

Remember Me To All The Girls

Mailed from Cleveland, Ohio to Miss Beatrice Watson c/o J.L. Hudson Co. Grocery Dept in Detroit, Michigan on October 25, 1911: Dear B – Was so glad to get your nice long letter to-day. I had a good laugh at part of it. I will write you a letter as soon as I get settleContinue reading “Remember Me To All The Girls”

Are You A Knocker or a Booster?

Are you a KNOCKER OR A BOOSTER? There is a big difference….and that difference in people. This small booklet was published and distributed by Good Reading Rack Service of New York in 1957. Describing itself as “A PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-APPRAISAL,” this booklet promises to lead you to “Another open door…to a richer, fuller, happier life. TheContinue reading “Are You A Knocker or a Booster?”

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