Friday, February 28, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
There's an estate auction being held online ONLY out of Illinois of an utterly massive horde of railroadiana. 930 lots
Please pay CLOSE attention to the terms: 20% buyer's premium, additional 5% for paying with credit card, shipping is extra. All of which says it will be a rare bargin you will get but if you are a collector and live off something more than social security there may be a precious item out there for you.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
UPDATE: So on April 6th there was a fire and it looks totaled.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
above 1963 Doris Betts from Delmar and Sen. John Williams
In 1969 Patti jones from Delmar would win the title.
above 1908 ad
Sunday, February 16, 2020
It is amusing that today every company is concerned over liability and if you buy a fire baton you now have a disclaimer with it such as the one below. Maybe it is why Delmar High School doesn't do this anymore.
"DISCLAIMER: By purchasing this baton,Star Line Baton Inc. does not have any legal liability (including but not limited to injuries or property damage ) relating to the use of the product. Users of the product must be at the appropriate skill level, have proper training in use of fire batons, and understand the risk to the performer and property when this product is used. Not recommended for indoor use unless approved by the local Fire Marshall in accordance to local codes."
Below is 1997 newspaper article about fire baton twirling (not from Delmar)
above in 1985
Friday, February 14, 2020
One of the most far-reachlng reforms ever Inaugurated by the. Pennsylvania Railroad went into effect yesterday when an order was promulgated prohibiting all employees of the passenger and freight stations east of Pittsburg and Erie the use of tobacco in any form while on duty.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
from the postcard book "Seaford Delaware" "Sloppy" Adams prior to 1923 with top hat and all. Years later Wright Robinson asked Sloppy why the Pink Candle Gang never broke into the Robinson home in Seaford. Sloppy said because the Robinson's never had anything worth stealing.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
above from 1932 State Register
Eva Lane Lankford Austin (1889-1970) was the daughter of Zachary and Hester Lankford of Dorchester County Maryland. She would marry John Edward Austin (1882-1951) from Madela Springs who was the son of John Benjamin Austin. He worked for the railroad as a brakeman then as a conductor. They lived in Crisfield and then he was transferred to Delmar about 1920. Eva opened her restaurant about 1928 in the old hotel known as the Whayland Building. By 1940 he had been transferred again, this time to Camden, Delaware. The Austin's had one daughter Esther Beatrice Austin who would marry in 1927 Whitney T. Michael.