Friday, December 29, 2006

Reducing Belt

The dream of the fifties - losing weight by magic.
This was one way, the vibrating belt exercise machine. My next door neighbor Mammy had one and I loved watching her "shake the pounds off!"
Mammy didn't wear those kinds of outfits though.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Living Nativity - Hiltons style

This is Abbi Bright, a 16-year-old sophomore at Gate City High, who played Mary Number One in Wednesday night's production. Lighting conditions were tough on my little digital camera and this is the only photo that came out clear.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Mason-Dixon Trucks

Here is a map of the company's service area in 1982, at the time of Mason-Dixon's 50th anniversary.

For a few photos of Mason-Dixon trucks, click here and scroll down.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Record Hop 1949

Christmas suggestions from the Record Department at Huddle Electric. The year was 1949.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Grit, America's Greatest Family Newspaper

Ralph Crawford at Antiques on Broad displaying the proper way for a Grit salesman to carry his newspapers. You can't see it but the bag is open on the front side for easy withdrawal of the paper. Ralph has the bag along with a number of old Grit issues at his shop.

Click on these pictures and you may be able to read some of the Grit articles, depending on your web browser.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Ginger Doll from 1958

This ad for the Ginger doll was in the 1958 Kingsport Times-News.
Did you have a Ginger doll? Did it come from W.B. Greene's?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

17 Shopping Days Till Christmas!

From the December 5, 1956 edition of the Kingsport Times. Front page, no less!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

World's Oldest Paper Girl

Ella Wright was 81 and delivering papers to 25 houses in Cherokee Village when this photo originally ran in the Times-News in 1987/

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas Time in the City - 1949 and 1966

These two photos show the Broad Street Christmas decorations in 1966.

These two photos from the City of Kingsport Archives show what downtown was like at Christmas in 1949.