Found Friday Photo: Lou Walters’ Latin Quarter

So this is Gay Paree – come along with me – we’re stepping out to see the Latin Quarter. This late 40s/early 50s souvenir photo is from New York’s popular dinner spot and nightclub.  

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Found Photo Friday: Souvenir Photo from the Copacabana – New York, New York

This week’s Found Photo Friday treasure is a late 1940s souvenir photo from a wonderful evening out at the world-famous Copacabana in New York.

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The Exciting World of Dinosaurs at Sinclair Dinoland – New York World’s Fair 1964-65

Sinclair Dinoland was an exhibit at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Sinclair had used a brontosaurus as their mascot for years so it made perfect sense for them to have an exhibit featuring “LIFE-SIZE” dinosaurs. This particular item is a 16 page brochure with background on Sinclair and the dinosaurs that roamed the World’s…

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Kaplan’s – Monticello, New York

Kaplan’s Deli was located on Broadway in the Castkills town of Monticello. For almost 50 years Kaplan’s served authentic kosher deli meat by Hebrew National including corned beef & hot dogs. The Catskill Mountains bustled through the ’50s and ’60s. The summer months would bring thousands of visitors to Monticello on their way to resorts such as The…

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Eddy West “Quick With Colts”

This is a QSL/business card for a man named Eddy West, a fancy gun handling, trick shooter. His nickname was apparently “Quick With Colts.” I cannot find much about him or his announcer Whittie Smith but not from lack of trying. He must have not been a major star in the Rochester area. If you…

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Stouffer’s Inn Fire – December 4, 1980

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Hotel Fire WHEN: December 4, 1980 about 10:20am WHERE: Purchase, New York Casualties: 26 dead, 24 injured Intro from an AP article that ran the day after the fire: Business executives gathered for meeting at a hotel “didn’t have a chance” when an electrical fire raced through conference rooms with heat so intense…

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Chick’n G’lore – Albany, New York

Chick’n G’lore opened at 230 Washington Ave. in Albany, New York in July 1965. Started by Joseph Gadomski, the small, glass-fronted restaurant featured a 10-foot tall chicken in the lobby. Chick’n G’lore offered shrimp, fish, ribs, chicken (of course), and had a business within the business called Pizza G’lore. Both Chick’n and Pizza G’lore offered…

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Po’Keepsie Motor Hotel – Poughkeepsie, New York

The Po’Keepsie Motor was located at 481 South Road – Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, New York. As you can tell from the postcard above, the motel was located right next to a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. The official grand opening for the motel was October 21, 1956. With 53 units and a swimming pool, the Po’Keepsie offered “all…

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Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants

A history of every Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants built from 1956 to 1979.

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