Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Raths-Keller

Here is this week’s ad taken from the program for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater in 1901. The Raths-Keller was located in The Betz Building on Broad Street near Chestnut in Philadelphia. It was … Continue reading

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Be Good Looking for a Dollar! (Plus Shipping)

Back before the term body dysmorphic disorder was coined, it was perfectly all right to obsess over every imperfection in one’s countenance brought about by the chaos of puberty and the resultant heartbreak of acne. Paragon-like beauty could be had … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Four

The fourth in a series – creating a collage using five elements.

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Baby in a Lodgepole Chair

This one is for Bill Bryan who admired the lodgepole chair in last week’s photograph of the Capewell Boys. John B Capewell, the photographer, must have really liked this chair since it is featured in a number of these glass … Continue reading

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Unboxing A Dual G4 Power Mac

Last week I told you how the old G4 Gigabit Ethernet went to meet it’s maker. It’s probably in Computer Heaven now where Steve Jobs is complaining that the fans in it are too loud. I was going to buy … Continue reading

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The Gladstone

I’m posting another ad taken from the program for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater in 1901. This ad was for The Gladstone Apartment House built in 1895 by Philadelphia architect Theophilus … Continue reading

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Suck It Up, Sister!

Sniff…sniff…I miss romance comics…sniff!

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Etta James

Etta James passed away on Friday. It got me thinking about how I became a huge fan of someone whose career peaked when I was in grade school. You see it all began with my father’s cousin who owned a … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Three

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The Capewell Boys

Here’s a shot of Henry and John, Jr, sons of the photographer John B Capewell of Westville, NJ. Henry on the left was born in 1908 giving a rough idea as to the age of these photographs. This is one … Continue reading

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