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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

1936: EAST STATE AND MONTGOMERY STREET

A REMINDER TO NEWCOMERS: RIGHT CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC, CHOOSE "OPEN LINK IN A NEW WINDOW," LEFT CLICK ON THE MAGNIFYING GLASS.

Remember Sam's Shoe Shop?" Here's another visit to the Trenton during her golden years. The clarity of these R.C. Maxwell/Duke University Archives photos is absolutely incredible. For those who are in the younger generation, the "Orpheum" theater in the photo, was ultimately the location of the "Mayfair;" one of my favorite downtown theaters. I still remember those blue mirror tiles they had at the entrance. The Mayfair was an upscale Trenton theater.


RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...YOU REALLY HIT THE JACK POT TODAY FOR MEMORIES OF MY DELIVERING MAIL DURING THE 50'S TO ALL THE SECTION YOU'RE DISPLAYING TODAY. WHO CAN FORGET THE COMFORT STATION ON THE CORNER OF STATE AND MONTGOMERY AND THE OLD POST OFFICE AND FEDERAL BUILDING ON THE SAME CORNER. THE ORPHEUM WAS ONE OF GEORGE B. TEN EYCK'S THEATRES ALONG WITH THE GAIETY ON SOUTH OLDEN AVENUE WHERE HE LET THE KIDS IN FREE ON SAT. MORNINGS DURING THE DEPRESSION.

Once again, Ralph, an interesting insight from a guy who was there!

Tom Glover

Blake Bolinger said...

Tom - These R.C. Maxwell photos are terrific, and you enhancements make them so vivid. Thanks so much for posting (and thereby preserving) these.

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RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM...YOU REALLY HIT THE JACK POT TODAY FOR MEMORIES OF MY DELIVERING MAIL DURING THE 50'S TO ALL THE SECTION YOU'RE DISPLAYING TODAY. WHO CAN FORGET THE COMFORT STATION ON THE CORNER OF STATE AND MONTGOMERFY AND THE OLD POST OFFICE AND FEDERAL BUILDING ON THE SAME CORNER. THE ORPHEMUM WAS ONE O0F GEORGE B. TEN EYCKES THEATRES ALONG WITH THE GAIETY ON SO' OLDEN WHERE HE LET THE KIDS IN FREE ON SAT. MORNINGS DURING THE DEPRESSION.

Anonymous said...

Sam's Shoe repairs with half soles and heels in 15 minutes. I don't think we even have a shoe repair shop in town.

My Grandfather ran a shoe repair in Chambersburg at 539 Woodland Street. The rent in May of 1941 was $11 a month. He was tireless and worked three jobs. He would do a shift at Whitehead Rubber and then off walk to the shoe shop and somehow managed a shift at Kramer on Olden Avenue as a watchman. He still did the family's shoes until he was almost 100 years old.

Ed Millerick

Blake Bolinger said...

Tom - These R.C. Maxwell photos are terrific, and you enhancements make them so vivid. Thanks so much for posting (and thereby preserving) these.