This was used for years to transport crews by rail over the narrow gauge railroad (last industrial narrow gauge railway in the state, if not the whole country) between the processing mill at Plaster City California, and the gypsum mine in the Fish Mountains 25 miles away.
With two front ends, it wasn’t necessary to turn it around for the return trip. After it wore out it was acquired by the owner of the trucking company that hauled the finished sheetrock from the mill. About 12 years ago the vehicle was donated back to the company. (ca. 1947 - Image and description via Just a Car Guy)
John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen in 1956 and Paul McCartney joined the band in 1957 and George Harrison in 1958. The three of them, of course, would later go on to form the Beatles together. The photo above is from the late 1950’s before they had become the Beatles.
The Poe House in Fayetteville, NC is part of the Museum of the Cape Fear complex. It is a historic Victorian home originally owned by Edgar Allan Poe (a local businessman, not the famous author) and the home was lived in by one of his daughter’s until the 1980’s when the home was donated to the state after her death. The home is now open for tours. Most of the home’s interiors have been restored to a Victorian style, but the Boy’s room is intended to reflect a later period. I don’t recall what the guide said specifically, but the fan looks like it is probably form the 1940’s to me. The photo was taken on cloudy day with a drizzle so there wasn’t a lot of light in the rooms because the interior lights aren’t very bright. The photo has been filtered with the Camera + app on an iPad.
We Love Lucy
A look back at an adorable house tour featuring vintage photos of Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz, circa mid-1950s. The couple was captured at home doing all the normal couple things: frolicking by the pool, playing cards, looking at each other through newspapers. Why don’t we play cards anymore?
I Love Lucy is still my favorite sitcom ever!
History. Vintage Photographs. Classic Art.
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