Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bobsleigh Team, 1931

A great vintage winter sports shot of a well-dressed bobsleigh team from the Flickr Commons collection of Nationaal Archief, the National Archive of the Netherlands. I think this looks like a still from a screwball comedy film from the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Clancy Hayes Campaign Song for Nixon/Lodge

You never know what you’ll find when you go searching around on YouTube. I have written here before about searching for the song Peoria. I was hoping to find a performance of the song by Bob Scobey’s Frisco Band that … Continue reading

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Ghost Signs

Day 17: January 17, 2010 Terkelsen Building Terkelsen Machine Co. 326 A Street South Boston When I was a child, I was fascinated by ghosts signs, faded signs painted on the sides of old brick buildings. There were a lot … Continue reading

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Day 16: January 16, 2010 I love neon signs that have big round letter O’s. Bowl-O-Mat 100 River Street Beverly, Massachusetts

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Supreme Roast Beef

Day 15: January 15, 2010 This diner was manufactured by Jerry O’Mahony, Inc. of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1949. It was originally Michel’s Diner and later Chick’s Roast Beef. It’s tucked tightly into a wedge-shaped lot on Main Street in … Continue reading

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Irving’s Toy & Card Shop

Day 14: January 14, 2010 Irving’s Toy & Card Shop 71 Harvard Street Brookline, Massachusetts I love this local landmark, a tiny building tucked in between two much-larger buildings. This old-fashioned store and its elderly owner Mrs. Ethel Weiss is … Continue reading

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A Little Color

Day 12: January 12, 2010 In desperate need of some color, I bought myself a bunch of flowers at the supermarket.

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