Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Streets of America - 1950's

Here are some great 1950's slides of street scenes in America. Help me out by giving me any additional information about some of the locations if you can. Thank you.

Alberquerque, New Mexico main street.

Corn Palace - Mitchell, South Dakota.

Cy's Coffee Shop - ????? - Anyone!
UPDATE: Thank you for the info Anonymous
Cy's coffee shop was in Bakersfield, CA along Hwy 99.

Wall Street - Eagle River, Wisconsin.

LINK: For many more great pics visit Actionlog's Photostream on Flickr.


Anonymous said...

Cy's coffee shop was in Bakersfield, CA along Hwy 99.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, are these from your collection! Really exceptional views, I really do love shots of busy streets in the 50's. The cars, the store fronts, the people, it all makes for some neat pictures.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Love the Corn Palace. I saw it a few years back and it's a real hoot. It's even better here with the 1950s cars!

Barry said...
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Viewliner Ltd. said...

*** No there not mine Major. I completely forgot to put the link in the post, it is there now. They are awesome pics.

*** Sorry Ryan, some what brain-dead today.

*** Anonymous - Thank you for the great info. Very much appreciated.

Dave said...

Great set of photos, Richard! One of the interesting things about the Corn Palace it that it was designed by Rapp and Rapp, a Chicago architectural firm that designed many if the classic major city movie palaces including the Chicago Theatre and the New York Paramount (Times Square, the theatre where Sinatra first hit the big time in the 40's).

Also, Eagle River was a huge vacation spot for Chicagoans in the 50's - families with kids in the age group that you could call the "Davy Crockett generation". Great stuff!