Memory Monday on a break

Memory Monday is on a break today. I’ll see you again next week! In the meantime, here are a couple of re-scans of vintage commercial slides dating back to the 1950s. I’m still trying to figure out if I ever shared the re-scanned (i.e., improved) versions of these images, which I originally shared back in March and April 2018.

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Saturday at Denio’s

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been eight months since I last made the drive out to¬† Denio’s in Roseville! There were many, many weekends when I thought of going but never quite made it. Things can change a lot in that period of time, as vendors relocate to a different section of the grid, or perhaps even disappear completely. […]

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Crossroads of the World

I spotted this seriously faded sign in August 2022 on the site of the Key Klub, first opened in the late 1940s or early 1950s, Lower Nob Hill. The name has recently been brought back to life in the guise of a new restaurant space — temporarily at least, as the building is due to be razed for redevelopment. This […]

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Meet me at the swap meet, Part 3

The quality of merchandise at any swap meet will vary widely, and Denio’s is no exception. As you wander through the many acres of vendors’ stalls you will find brand new items of clothing, toys, tools and hardware, floor coverings, and kitchen items; you’ll also see just as many used items, in conditions ranging from pristine to one step away […]

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