Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Where Is This?
Does anyone know where this is or was? The teepees appear to be small motel rooms. The photo is from the 1960's.
Thanks to So Buttons for identifying the photo as the Wigwam Village Motel #6 located in Holbrook, Arizona. If you wish to learn about the history of the Wigwam Village Motels, click here. The history of this particular Wigwam Village can be found here.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Two Bridges And A Loading Dock
Does anyone know the location of the above photos? The photos come from a strip of three negatives. The freighters indicate that the photos were most likely taken near a city with access to the Great Lakes. If anyone can identify the bridges or provide any information about the photos, it would be greatly appreciated. The negatives are from the 1940's.
Thanks to MikeM for identifying the above photos. All photos were taken in Toledo, Ohio. The first photo is of the Anthony Wayne Bridge. The bridge was built in 1931 and spans the Maumee River. If you would like to learn more about the bridge and see numerous color photos, please click here. The second photo is of the Cherry Street Bridge, which is now known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge. The bridge, which also spans the Maumee River, was completed in 1914 at a then unheard of cost of one million dollars. Please click here to see color photos of the bridge as well as a vintage post card. The third photo features the Toledo & Ohio Central coal dock. Coal was delivered via rail to a large coal dumping machine. The machine then transferred the coal to ships as depicted in the photo.