posted by M. | 7:05 AM
Matt. How about the private meat shops like Smith's and the Childrens Shop. My mom bought me a sweater there once that lasted what seemed like forever for it actually grew on me.I remember the State theater as well with the balconey and watching my first movie there. Disney movies always came to the State and the admission was .50 cents.
Thanks for pointing out the other businesses in the picture. I do remember that Disney movies were shown at the premium price of 50 cents. All others were 35. Of course, old timers will remember when admission to movies was 5 cents.
Who else besides me thinks that much of history will be lost because of the advent of digital photography. Yeah, you can go get them printed, but most of us don't...then 60 years from now, will we have these priceless kinds of pictures?
I respect the past but it seems like many ORL readers dwell on the past. The future of East Liverpool should be more discussed rather than the past. History is a great teacher which we should use to shape our future. Has anyone wondered what pictures, regarding current times,could be on this site in 50 years? I dont think any of us would be proud.
What is striking is how everything looks so well taken care of.Back then everyone pulled their own weight...now it's "What can the government give me for free?"And the socialist Mr. Obama, if elected, will hasten us to even more entitlements and socialism.
In high school, we always went to the American Theatre (right across from Heime's and across the alley from Isley's). Those were the days . . .and in the 70's. Then, Wellsville re-opened the Liberty Theatre, and that's where I saw "Grease". Can't remember the prices, but bringing up those days is priceless.
It looks to me like it is on St. Clair almost across from the main fire station.tvfoh
Actually this pic came from a book written by the photographer. Anna in 1949 lived in Beloit and would travel through the area on her way to Pittsburgh. She was so facinated by the area that she decided to write a thesis paper on the Pottery City of the World. Thanks to her many of the cites and history of the city are captured in time. I am currently doing a research paper on the city's decline and how it compares to Youngstown in the loss of the steel mills in the 70's. I came across this book while I was gathering my research and decided to share its pics with Matt. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am seeing the old sites again and some which I had never seen before.
Ken, What is the name of the book and where can it be found
Notice the ladies walking along the street (ironically where the crack whores now often stand), dressed "for town" in their dresses.I can't help but think our society began to decline when women stopped wearing dresses, men stopped wearing fedoras and kids were allowed to wear jeans to school and church.That sounds idiotic, but when people stop caring about how they look, it somehow changes how they are treated. I'm not saying people should wear formal clothing all the time and it's unrealistic to think kids will wear dress clothes to school but walking around in pajama bottoms and slippers at WalMart (adults I mean) and kids looking like sluts or thugs at school is not projecting much of an image.I guess I'm just too old.
me,You hit the nail on the head. And the teachers in both K-12 and college don't enforce any kind of decorum to show respect for the institution they are attending.As I posted, it also reflects our "entitlement" society that exists today...no one wants to be responsible or accountable...it's gimme, gimme, gimme...for free!!
ELONative...it's also the teachers. Remember when teachers wore ties. Now you can't tell the teachers from the kids.
Some people's imaginations are really wild. You're blaming the decline of modern society on the wrong things, it was rock & roll didn't you know that? *S* WWII and it's aftermath would be more accurate if you're looking for a cause of what perceive to be the problems you talk about.Also you might want to consider changing styles.You could jump on the David Barton bandwagon. He blames it all on "removal of prayer from public schools" in the 60s.Of course, he overlooks the fact that the only prayer that was "removed" was state required teacher led prayer.Otherwise prayer still remains in public schools and as the tongue in cheek saying goes, so long as there are tests in schools there will be prayers. *S*
This book id called East liverpool Ohio a pottery centerbut can't be loaned to just anyone. The book is a interlibrary loan from Kent State University main campus. I was just fortunate to be a student at Y S U and was able to request it. It seems as other people even in the 1940's appreciated the buildings and the pottery industry in our hometown
I may start carring this picture around with me. LOL I was just in the store downtown. And All he did was complain about the lack of parking!!!! He never once considered it was his lack of product selection. I did not see anything good there tobuy!!! I was waitng to get my hair cut.Look at all those cars parked on the street.
Ken Dickey said... This book id called East liverpool Ohio a pottery centerbut can't be loaned to just anyone. The book is a interlibrary loan from Kent State University main campus. [end quote]Thanks for the information.One point, anyone can use the interlibrary loan system. While I was still living in Virginia I got a copy of Hills and Kilns through the interlibraty loan system of the public library in Va Beach from a library in Cleveland.The local branch of Kent state allows people off the street to get books from anywhere through their interlibrary loan system. I have gotten several books that way including a Ph. D. thesis from Marquette U earlier this year. Again thanks
What you said is true anyone can get these books through the interloan state system and I didn't mean to imply that you couldn't get books that way. I realized after I had written that statement that it looked like people could not get them that way. This particular book as well as Hills and Kilns in most libraries even Y S U are considered reference books and are not to be checked out of the library. I too ordered Hills and Kilns that way from anothe library because I could'nt check it out at Y.S.U.The book written by Anna Seruch is not a reference book I do apologize for implying that it was.It was late when I wrote that statement and thinking that it was simililar to the many other books I have obtained from inter library sources that it to was the case. It even states though on many books that it is a reference book and is not to be checked out on its cover.So I was fortunate to receive though books. Sorry for the mis information. I keep very late hours and this time it caught up to me. Yes this particular book is obtainable.You caught me "RED FACED"!!!
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