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Friday, January 21, 2011
From Pop's Early Media Files. Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, left, of the Jack Benny program, visited the Fresno studios of KMJ Radio. In 1922, the San Joaquin Light and Power Company began an experimental radio station with the call letters "KMJ.” The Fresno Bee purchased...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Taken for the DeVaux Motor Company, this Sierra Scout automobile was the first car built in the new Pacific Coast Chevrolet Factory in Oakland and served as a part of the National Defence (sic) Highway Scout Team. Less than a century ago, no highways existed! Cars like...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A beauty from Pop's BIG BAND Collection. From the early 1920s on, dance bands flourished in Fresno County. The sweet sounds of orchestras such as W.J. Goodletts and the Ebony Serenaders drew couples to ballrooms and halls for a night of relaxation and romance. If you listen...
Monday, January 17, 2011
A stunning photo of the Pacific SW Building (known better as the Security Pacific Bank Building) taken for San Joaquin Light & Power to show the amazing illumination of the newly-opened skyscraper. This 15-story bank and office building was the tallest building between...
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A CLASSIC piece of Americana at its finest and truly an "Image of an Age." Newsboys, bags laden with the latest issue of "Liberty" mazagine, gather for a photo before heading out to hawk their wares. Looks like a scene from every movie from the 1920s and '30s!