Author Topic: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!  (Read 30787 times)

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Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
« Reply #405 on: December 01, 2013, 02:32:25 PM »
Of course, at my age, even the Cougars were born after I graduated from high school! ::)


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Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
« Reply #406 on: December 01, 2013, 03:58:26 PM »
Cool! That means you can still be robbing the cradle then.

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Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
« Reply #407 on: December 02, 2013, 12:58:34 PM »
I found some really good pictures of the London, Ontario that was during my formative years. Unfortunately the only thing they lack is me!

Here's a picture of the Arena Dairy Bar on York Street sometime in the fifties:



Sadly I have no memory of this old time dairy bar but it must have been located right by the old London Arena a few blocks away from our house. I have really fond memories of going to the London Arena for the Labatt Brewing Company's employee Xmas party with cake, ice cream, cookies, a magician and finally Santa Claus with a specially wrapped present for each and every kid in attendance!



The London Arena also featured roller skating and wrestling with grapplers such as Whipper Billy Watson, Johnny Valentine, Dick "the Bulldog" Brower and Sweet Daddy Siki in the fifties and sixties. I also attended a concert by Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention in the London Arena in 1972.

Robb's Dairy Bar was located two very short blocks away from where my card collecting buddy Tony lived. Drat, but it closed sometime in the late fifties and I don't remember ever seeing it.



One of the things that I do remember from those early years and sorely miss is milk delivery in returnable refillable bottles!



I remember Borden's, Silverwood Dairy, London Pure Milk Company and Mark Ayres Dairy delivery vehicles prowling London's leafy streets:




 
My home town dairy, Silverwood, grew by acquisition to become the largest dairy in Canada by the late sixties and still provided home delivery service in certain markets well into the seventies(eighties?).

Both Silverwood Dairy and the London Pure Milk Company still had horse drawn milk wagons wending their way along London streets until sometime in the mid-sixties. It was back in 1963-64 that my mother and I saw that the train car being backed into the Labatt Breweries plant had somehow collided with a Silverwood's horse much to the detriment of the latter. Her uncharitable comment at the time was that Labatt didn't want people to drink milk.

Here are a couple of pictures of Silverwood's milk wagons:





Here's a picture of a more modern sixties state-of-the-art London Pure Milk Company wagon:



We also had home bread delivery from London's own Lewis Bakeries for a while when we lived in Manor Park on the edge of London in the fifties. Many a housewife's household budget was blown succumbing to the pastry temptations proferred that day by the bread man! Best of all though my buddy Dave had a job helping the Jackson's Bakeries bread man make his deliveries Saturday mornings. Talk about a marriage made in heaven! All the delivery man had to do was drive since he had a young boy doing most of the work for him, and Dave got to ride around in a very cool bread delivery truck and run to each house on the route carrying bread in a basket! I'll have to ask Dave whether he received anything more than free tarts and other pastries for his efforts....

Finally, here's a picture from the fifties of Cowan Hardware on Dundas Street where I used to go to admire toys and model kits.



Cowan's was also where I raced my Monogram Ferrari slot cars after a slot car track was installed upstairs in 1965(?). Good times! Just out of the picture was the Ontario Conservatory of Music where I lugged my accordion on the bus for my weekly lessons. Not entirely good times....

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« Reply #408 on: December 04, 2013, 02:26:01 AM »
Early to mid sixties camping trip to the Sierras I believe. A lot going on here, vintage cars and trailers, big Paul Bunyan....wonder exactly where this was? Actually I was off on the location a bit..would be a cool place to visit again  8)

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« Reply #409 on: December 04, 2013, 01:59:24 PM »
I think that picture is backwards.  The Trees of Mystery foliage sign looks reversed, and I don't recall big old Chevy Impalas having a right hand drive. ::)

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« Reply #410 on: December 04, 2013, 08:22:04 PM »
I noticed afterwards also, ah well, still pretty cool eh?O0

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« Reply #411 on: December 05, 2013, 12:34:21 AM »
I noticed afterwards also, ah well, still pretty cool eh?O0

Oh, Absolutely!
Maybe the reversed image came from the parallax in the approach to the past when the Tardis landed as the picture was snapped. 

Or maybe the image was reversed because we are looking backward through time . . .

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« Reply #412 on: December 05, 2013, 11:07:02 AM »
Or maybe the image was reversed because we are looking backward through time . . . .

Yes, that's probably it!

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Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
« Reply #413 on: December 05, 2013, 11:42:26 AM »
That's my story and I'm sticking with it. ;)


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« Reply #414 on: December 05, 2013, 04:39:02 PM »
Actually the majority of my good stuff is on slides so if I don't pay too close attention I end up sdrawkcab O0

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« Reply #415 on: October 13, 2017, 01:49:40 PM »
Oh how funny!! It's true! It's true! Funny how language can change to mean something else to another generation and time. hee  hee!

Aren't we gay!

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« Reply #416 on: January 01, 2018, 10:38:24 PM »
Unfortunately many of the great pics that we once had in this thread have now evaporated.

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« Reply #417 on: July 04, 2020, 03:32:25 PM »
Any cool shots of you back when monsters REALLY roamed the earth?? Remember when TV's had rabbit ears, cars had muscle, horror shows had hosts, and your pajamas had feet (and the occasional trap door)?? Post your vintage Polaroids here!!

YOU in front of the Christmas tree hoarding your ill-gotten gain.........

YOU at a birthday party when the candles could still be counted without a calculator.........

YOU sporting that Ben Cooper or home-made Halloween costume..........

Post your vintage pics of the thrilling days of yesteryear...........let's share the pics and memories that made the mid 20th century the greatest time in the annals of history to be a kid!!

So any more pictures?

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« Reply #418 on: July 05, 2020, 02:02:22 PM »
My city, Campbell, Ohio, was one of the largest steel makers in the United States during the early portion of the 1900's.  With so many people living in such a small city (2 miles by 2 miles), it seemed there was a store on every market.  There were also two movie theaters: The Hodgekins (first photo) and The Bell (second photo).
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I also found this old, undated, photo of school children at Halloween. From the look of the costumes I'd say this is from the mid to late 70's.


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