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Flash Mob: 1943

Flash Mob: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Third shift workers waiting on a street corner to be picked up by car pools around midnight." Last seen at the lunch counter. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Isadore Jack Parks, 90, owner of two drugstores

From a 1998 obit: Isadore Jack Parks, who had owned two drugstores and worked in advertising, died of cancer Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90 and a longtime Pikesville resident.

Mr. Parks managed drugstores for the Read Drug and Chemical Co. from 1931 to 1944. In 1944, he opened a drugstore next to the famed Nate's & Leon's, a delicatessen at North and Linden avenues, and another pharmacy on Pennsylvania Avenue.

He sold the two Parks Drugs in the mid-1950s.

Is That The Profile I see?

Is that Lionel Barrymore I see in the far background facing the crowd showing his famous profile?

[It was his brother John who was "The Great Profile." Who'd have been happy to stumble across this liquor store. -tterrace]

[Ha! You are right of course. I hope I didn't embarrass the Barrymore family (especially Drew)- baxado]

It Happened One Night

Most of the folks are waiting for the car pool, but Clark Gable is taking the bus.

Early doo-wop

Drugs, liquor, and some early doo-wop on the street under the light on the street corner. Those were the days!

Clark

I never realized that Clark Gable did third shift work.

Trendsetter

That sure looks like Clark Gable in a hoodie. Handsome fellow!

"Frankly my dear

I'm waiting for my carpool."

Clark Gable still looking dapper, even with dirty dungarees, and his lunch pail.

Drugs and Liquor

and cut rate, it doesn't get any better than that.

Car pools

So we were wrong about the streetcars.

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