Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

--Step back in time to the days of Horn & Hardart Automats--one of the most exciting places on earth for a kid! Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German born, New Orleans-raised Frank Hardart (1850–1918) opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888..
READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/1e9SmIk  Click on the photos--one of which features Santa Claus looking in on 5 children in a bed--circa 1898.

--For all you putz house restorers: 

NEW FROM PETE OEHMEN, REPLACEMENT FOIL WINDOWS http://bit.ly/1IrP2un

--Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com found this great link filled with old toy train photos http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/vintage-department-store-toy-trains?reply=33810031285615306#33810031285615306

--The history of the Noma Electric Corporation a.k.a. Christmas light manufacturer http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/vintage-christmas-lights-history-of.html

1 comment:

  1. Once a month I’d visit my grandfather in the city who lived just a few blocks from the automat over his tailor shop. We’d stop in bell’s for his weekly allocation of cigars and I’d get a bag full of marshmallow twists and other two cents candy. There was a really small park nearby where men played bocci and checkers and I’d run around in a sprinkler fountain set up for the kids. After I dried off enough we’d head to the automat. The place was like magic to me then.

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