Welcome to Mars, Pennsylvania

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 missionContinue 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 2. Diplomat Restaurant and Country Club – Hollywood-By-The-Sea, Florida 3. Silver Slipper Chuck Wagon – Las Vegas, Nevada 4. The Lord Fox – Foxboro, Massachusetts 5. Severance LodgeContinue 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 soContinue 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 aContinue 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. The low cost and quality service led to instant success and a second restaurant was opened the next year at 5020 Franklin Rd. The second location was a bigContinue reading “Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho”

Perkins Sheet Metal, Inc. – Madison, Wisconsin

Crawford Marvel-Lift Garage Door For Home and Industry.A Madison organization with a payroll in excess of $100,000 annually – pledged to do a good job at a fair price. Owned and operated by Don McNearney.

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 ParkContinue reading “Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri”

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