Childhood Archives

Some Family B&Ws and a Sleeping Beauty

These are just some odds-n-ends photographs that were in a small box of pictures that Mom had saved. I did not know where else to put them since they are so random so I just placed them here.

This first picture is me and Dad. We were living in West Philadelphia at the time (I wish I know where). For some reason I think that we may have lived near Cobbs Creek Park and maybe that is where this photo was taken. But then again, maybe not. I would guess that the picture is from 1955 or 1956. Read the rest of this entry

Ride ‘em Cowboy

Since our neighborhood had a lot of young children, the entrepreneurs that had goods or services that catered to this age group made routine swings through the area. Examples of this were the Mr. Softee ice cream truck, Corkey the water ice vendor and the amusement rides like the Whip that were loaded on the bed of a truck. But parents, especially moms, were suckers for pictures of their offspring. And the guy that had the best racket going in this area was the photographer that not only took the kids’ pictures, but dressed them up like junior cowboys and posed them on a pony.

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