Alan Mays' photos with the groups

World Trade Center Observation Deck Ticket

World Trade Center Observation Deck Ticket
"World Trade Center Observation Deck, group, adult."
Added on July 21, 2015

The Cars, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 24, 1980

The Cars, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 24, 1980
"Electric Factory presents Cars, 8:00 pm. Mon., Nov. 24, 1980, at the Spectrum. No cameras / recorders. No refunds / exchanges. Ticketron. Admit one - subject to the conditions on the back hereof. Seat 5, row-box 7, sec. 103, loc. 10 flor."

Ticket for Th…
Added on June 18, 2015

The Royal Dukes

The Royal Dukes
It's probably not the Cavern Club, but the venue does look like it's in a cellar somewhere. Anyone ever hear of the Royal Dukes? (There's an unrelated Texas-based Royal Dukes Band, too.)
Added on November 14, 2014

Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol Membership Card (Side 2)

Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol Membership Card (Side 2)
"Member, Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol. Name ________ Address ________ City ________ State ________ Is entitled to all privileges of membership in Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol and may take part in all activities, open or secret, of the patrol. U.S. Keds."

For…
Added on January 27, 2015

Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol Membership Card

Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol Membership Card
"Kolonel Keds personally certifies that bearer, whose name is on back of this card, is a member of Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol. Kolonel Keds."

What kid in the 1960s wouldn't want to wear Keds sneakers and be a member of Kolonel Keds' Space Patrol! See bel…
Added on January 27, 2015

Zither and Yon

Zither and Yon
These six fellows evidently got their picture taken before they headed out hither and yon for a wild night of zithering (or, more specifically, autoharping).
Added on December  2, 2013

Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Back)

Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Back)
The Colerain Township, Pa. Web site describes the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, as a club whose members "throw away worries, cares, and woes and have a good laugh at themselves." This is obvious when you take a look at the back…
Added on February  1, 2015

Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Front)

Groundhog Day Program, February 2, 1963 (Front)
The top section of the front cover of this Groundhog Day program from 1963 grandly announces, "The Fifty-Fifth Annual Observance of Groundhog Day, Saturday, February 2, 1963, in the 187th year of the Independence of the United States of America, by the Sl…
Added on February  1, 2015

Groundhog Day, February 2, 1963

Groundhog Day, February 2, 1963
"The Fifty-Fifth Annual Observance of Groundhog Day, Saturday, February 2, 1963, in the 187th year of the Independence of the United States of America, by the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville in Lancaster County, the Garden Spot of America, likew…
Added on February  1, 2015

Sam Spade and the Shovelers

Sam Spade and the Shovelers
Anyone know what the actual name of this music group might be? There was no identifying information on the front or back of the photo.
Added on June  3, 2013

Independent Order of Hot Air Dispensers Membership Card

Independent Order of Hot Air Dispensers Membership Card
"Independent Order of Hot Air Dispensers Membership Card. Local No. 463 - Card No. This certifies that [H. H. Melhorn?], Glen Rock, Pa., is a member in good standing of the Hot Air Dispensers, and is fully qualified to supply hot air on any and all occasi…
Added on October 16, 2014

Tuberculosis Is Preventable - Holiday Greetings, 1936

Tuberculosis Is Preventable - Holiday Greetings, 1936
As Wikipedia points out, Christmas seals, like these examples from 1936, are a type of Cinderella stamp.

For other Christmas seals, view the American Lung Association's Christmas Seals Galleries, or check out the association's AmericanLung Flickr photost…
Added on December  1, 2015

Biker Gang

Biker Gang
A bicycles photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. For other bike photos and ephemera, see my Bicycles and Tricycles album.
Added on February  4, 2015

Hank Keene's Magic Picture

Hank Keene's Magic Picture
A novelty advertising card for country musician Hank Keene's radio show that gives instructions for experiencing an afterimage of Keene's silhouette.

Magic Picture - Hank Keene

Keep your eyes on the white spots on the face and count slowly up to fifty.…
Added on October 16, 2014

The Olzen Accordion School, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Olzen Accordion School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Posted for Skiagraphia's Music and Musicians in Early Photography group.

"The Olzen Accordion School, 75 6th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Phone Nevins 8-1431."

According to Victor Greene, A Passion for Polka: Old-Time Ethnic Music in America (Berkeley: Universi…
Added on January 16, 2015

Dist-O-Map North East

Dist-O-Map North East
"1. Set arrow to city nearest starting point. 2. Read mileage in window of destination. 3. Principal highways are shown in red."
Added on April 30, 2015

Ron Drake Bird Watching Society

Ron Drake Bird Watching Society
"This is to certify that Mrs. Mary Ritters is a full feathered charter member of the Ron Drake Bird Watching Society, WHP radio 580."

A Bird Watching Society membership card issued to fans of the popular radio personality Ron Drake (a "drake" is also a b…
Added on August 29, 2014

Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 1915

Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 1915
"The Order of Railroad Telegraphers, issued to B. H. Harding. Good until December 31st, 1915, unless revoked. H. B. Perham, president. L. W. Quick. grand secretary and treasurer."
Added on February 26, 2018