Storefront Signage

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Loblaws...the early years (1919). 511 Yonge Street, Toronto. Via www.blogto.com.

What grocery stores used to look like in Toronto

Following the popularity of my vintage gas stations post of a few weeks back, my latest in my archival adventures involves another urban element wi...

Barkie's Sandwich Shops in Hollywood, 1929

Barkie's Sandwich Shops in Hollywood, 1929

Pub: McSorley's Old Ale House, still open today, is pictured on East 7th Street…

How times have changed in New York City! Extraordinary colour photographs reveal 1940s life in the Big Apple in all its glory

Pictures taken by Charles Cushman, of Indiana, are even more impressive today - as they were taken on pricey colour Kodachrome and look far more recent than they actually are.

French Design

French Design | France Architecture | Exterior Façade | Historic Paris

French Design | France Architecture | Exterior Façade | Historic Paris, Paris, France has lovely historic design + architecture, especially exterior facades

Vintage Optical Store-Lloyds-Opticians

The Optical Journal

Have eyecare stores changed? Here are some pictures of old optical storefronts from the past.. Interesting to note that many opticians and optometrists were by jewelers