--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..
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Click on the photos--one of which features Santa Claus looking in on 5 children in a bed--circa 1898.
all you putz house restorers:
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--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