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Friday, January 13, 2012

1940: THIS WAS DOWNTOWN TRENTON

Once again, thanks to the Duke University Archives/Outdoor Advertising Assn Archives, this delightful photo of downtown Trenton taken from North Broad Street at the S.P. Dunham Building.
Anonymous RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....THAT'S A GREAT PHOTO OF STATE AND BROAD AND THE CAPITOL THEATRE WHEN THEY HAD VAULEVILL. I HAVE A FAINT RECOLECTION OF GETTING 50 CENTS WHEN I WAS A YOUNSTER FOR APPEARING ON STAGE WITH A COMEDIAN DURING HIS ACT. THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY THEN AND MADE ME VERY HAPPY. ONE OF THE MANY CRAZY THINGS THAT WENT ON IN THOSE DAYS. REGARDS.

Friday, January 13, 2012

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And "Of Mice And Men" along with "Private Affairs" on the Capitol's silver screen.

Tom, just what did Wilson's sell? At some point I remember a Wilson's House of Suede and Leather in the area but that does not appear to be the same.

Thanks .. Ed Millerick

Friday, January 13, 2012

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, the next photograph answered the question! Wilson's carried ladies hose and hats.

I seem to be either too quick on the trigger or slow on the uptake?

Ed Millerick

Friday, January 13, 2012

Anonymous omad said...

In this pic I can't see that nifty outside magazine/newspaper stand that sat on the Broad St side of Wilson's. In my teenage years loved to just walk slowly along and look at all the covers. Once in a while buying Seventeen or Glamor and spending hours day dreaming about the clothes.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


5 comments:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....THAT'S A GREAT PHOTO OF STATE AND BROAD AND THE CAPITOL THEATRE WHEN THEY HAD VAULEVILL. I HAVE A FAINT RECOLECTION OF GETTING 50 CENTS WHEN I WAS A YOUNSTER FOR APPEARING ON STAGE WITH A COMEDIAN DURING HIS ACT. THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY THEN AND MADE ME VERY HAPPY. ONE OF THE MANY CRAZY THINGS THAT WENT ON IN THOSE DAYS. REGARDS.

Anonymous said...

And "Of Mice And Men" along with "Private Affairs" on the Capitol's silver screen.

Tom, just what did Wilson's sell? At some point I remember a Wilson's House of Suede and Leather in the area but that does not appear to be the same.

Thanks .. Ed Millerick

Anonymous said...

Of course, the next photograph answered the question! Wilson's carried ladies hose and hats.

I seem to be either too quick on the trigger or slow on the uptake?

Ed Millerick

omad said...

In this pic I can't see that nifty outside magazine/newspaper stand that sat on the Broad St side of Wilson's. In my teenage years loved to just walk slowly along and look at all the covers. Once in a while buying Seventeen or Glamour and spending hours day dreaming about the clothes.

Anonymous said...

That news stand may have been George Evans'. He was there in the 50's and 60's.