Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Things to do about four decades ago…

These ads were on the back of an article in what was probably The Courier Post that I thought was very important at the time. This was before the home video market took off and not everybody had cable television … Continue reading

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It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Behold…the FUTURE! …or at least it was about 20 years ago.

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Only Two Bits at Broad & Lombard

I found another pay phone in Philadelphia, and a call on this one will only set you back 25¢! Of course, the disinfectant used to kill whatever transferred from the receiver to your ear may cost considerably more. This coin … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

Back in 1991, I got a freelance assignment illustrating an article on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for a local paper. Everybody knows what OCD is now, but I was unfamiliar with it at the time. It seemed that new manias and … Continue reading

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The Post-Apocalypse on $5 a Day

As Halloween approaches, I continue to watch some of the bottom-of-the-barrel horror films that I used to watch on UHF television way back when. Movies like this were usually presented by a horror host and constantly interrupted by commercials for … Continue reading

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Halloween Screenings Continue

Amazon Prime is the gift that keeps giving this Halloween season with an incredible selection of low-budget but beloved (by me) horror and science fiction films. I just watched Earth VS The Spider which I haven’t seen since the late … Continue reading

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Photo Restoration: Big Hats!

Another family photo restoration – although I’m not certain if these folks are relations or friends of my grandparents. It looks like a special occasion – perhaps a wedding since they’re dressed to the nines – the men in white … Continue reading

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Backstage at The Walnut Street Theater

Walking home from an appointment yesterday, the side doors of The Walnut Street Theater were open, and I snapped this photo. The Walnut Street Theater is one of Philadelphia’s long standing gems. It was founded in 1809, originally going by … Continue reading

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Reading Terminal Spring 1984

I took this picture as a student at The Philadelphia College of Art. I think a classroom of illustration majors was dispatched to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market to annoy shoppers and vendors with our 35mm SLR cameras in order to … Continue reading

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Tiled Entryways on 4th Street

More tiled entryways in Philadelphia’s fabric district.

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