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This Picture was Taken on Dresden Ave. at the gas station known as the Paramount, East Liverpool, Ohio in the Early 1950's. The fellow on the far right is Chuck Kennedy, and to the left of him is my father, Ed Bowyer. Kennedy sold new Nash's from his dealership on Walnut street, (I think it was 616)
The car business is not the same today as it was then. I remember the secrecy involved with the new car showings every year, and how we, as kids growing up in the fifties, had so much fun seeing the new models. View full size.
Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Judd & Detweiler, Florida Avenue and Eckington Place N.E." Even as you read this, there is an excellent chance that within your household are one or more things that came from this building. What might they be? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Almost new 1957 Chevrolet taken in front of family store in Fitzgerald, Ga. in 1958. View full size.