Category Archives: Blast from the Past

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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Tiled Entryway No. 703

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on tiled entryways, however on Saturday, I ran into this beauty while doing some shopping on Fabric Row.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

The Boy turns nineteen today – where does the time go? I was thinking about his tenth birthday when he decided he wanted a Neapolitan cake for his birthday. That meant baking three different cake layers, which I was trying … Continue reading

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My Childhood Captured on a Single Page

Regular readers of the site are probably aware of the fantastic illustrative work of Tina Garceau. If not, you can head over to this page for a heaping helping of her incredible work. I’ll wait. Are you back? Good! As … Continue reading

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You No Canna Refuse

Back when movies were cultural touchstones made for adults, they were not as heavily merchandised as they are today. A soundtrack album may have been released and a paperback novelization would be on a shelves in bookstores, and that was … Continue reading

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