When we came across this ad from 1920 in our vintage magazine collection--Will you join Mr. Edison (as in Thomas) in an experiment--we just had to share. As a friend put it: Update the language a bit and it could easily pass for the sort of
psych-babble article that appeared all too frequently in "pop" social
science magazines in the 70s. Yep! Click on the photos. If nothing else, it's a very entertaining read. You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/12/gone-but-not-forgotten-edison-electric.html
Received the very sad news this morning that long-time resident Francis "Finn" Finnerty has passed away.
Some of you may know him as the husband of the late village historian, Joyce Finnerty, but Finn was an active member of the Croton Historical Society in his own right--and most recently worked on the "GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE" exhibit about the destruction of the village and the coming of Route 9 at the municipal building. He also served his country during the Korean War and it was while preparing the Korean War series at Everything Croton that I got to know him best. (bit.ly/1XSIsCx)
Services will be held at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton (41 Grand St., 914-271-4882)
Visitation/Wake will be held on March 3rd, 4 to 7 pm; funeral service at the funeral home 3/4 at 11 am; burial of ashes 3/4 at 11:45 pm, Bethel Cemetery
Remembering famed actress Lillian Gish, who died this date
in 1993. Click on the photo courtesy of our friends at European Filmstar
Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27,
1993) was an American actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director
and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 in silent film
shorts to 1987. Gish was called the First Lady of American Cinema, and she is
credited with pioneering fundamental film performing techniques. Gish was a prominent
film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of
director D. W. Griffith...READ MORE HERE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Gish
It's hard to believe that February is almost over--with Easter on March 27th this year, it will soon be time to decorate. To the right, the 2013 Vintage Easter Putz; barns on the left and right by Howard Lamey, candy container repro putz houses by Karl Fey; with vintage salt cellars, figurines, and German lead rabbits. The lustre-ware houses are salt and pepper shakers, vintage 1950's, made in Japan. Click on the photo. That's followed by another great find: as many of you know, actress Gloria Swansonlived in Croton. As a matter of fact, we recently discovered an article that featured (exterior) photos of her home in the village. Click on the link bit.ly/1QK6VdP. And finally another great find--the 1947 Aladdin's Lamp Chantelaine! Click on the link bit.ly/20Z4HXr The Easter Shop is open at Blumchen and they've added some new things http://www.blumchen.com/easter_shop.html Want more vintage, including vintage toys, Rob and Monica, and more candy box putz repros by Fey? Go here bit.ly/1LhMvGF
Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things
Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our
houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE
VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: A LOOK BACK AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN 1960, 1967, 1970 & 1978; click on the photos below.