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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

The Barber of Poughkeepsie: 1904

The Barber of Poughkeepsie: 1904

1904. "Nelson House, Poughkeepsie, N.Y." Whose resident barber, Louis L. Herles, offers "Hair Cutting, Shampooing, Shaving & __." Note also: "Ladies' Entrance." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Somebody

Parked a very hungry horse too close to that tree.

Not quite gone yet.

Heavily altered, but what remains from an earlier demolition is still somewhat recognizable.


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Postcard perfect

From the 1950s.

Borrowing a Line:

From Joni Mitchell ....... they did tear it down and put up a parking
lot. For real!

The good 'ol days

Back when you didn't need a chain and lock that weighed more than your bicycle, when leaving it unattended.

Po'town

All these Poughkeepsie pictures are bringing back great memories of my college days at Vassar. The Poughkeepsie Journal has an 2012 article and four-minute video with wonderful Nelson House stories. Unfortunately, the video ends with pictures of its demolition.

I learned something from this photo.

I had no idea you could park a bike at a curb without using a kickstand.

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