Sunday, November 30, 2008

the bell beneath

Lost beside a phone pole is an old Bell System marker for a buried line.

(Click images for closer views.)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

vanishing pt

A few dispatches from Afton Mountain, an old tourist stop near Skyline Drive:

Recent images of the abandoned HoJo's.

Earlier images of the abandoned Skyline Parkway Motel (now demolished) and the HoJo's.

And oh, even more recent images.

Friday, November 14, 2008

tie of many colors

The NRC forbids me to put this tie anywhere close to this shirt.

(This tie was indeed worn by the same fellow, but never at the same time.)

Please use its power wisely.

Monday, November 03, 2008

ads from '52

An old print ad for Peebles.

Geo. Delk is no stranger either.

If memory serves, Bett's later became a Southern department store (which later became a Peebles).

One can find a Smithfield Farmers sticker here.

The face of the independent phone company back then.

I recall a very cool old neon sign at the Virginia Kernel. So far this ad's all I've found of the now long gone establishment.

All the above are more hasty photos, these being of ads in a program for Surry County's tricentennial celebrated in October 1952.