Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mystery Photos: The Youth Center in 1947

Making posters

Here is a neat transition from the last post on the subject of ice cream. Take a look at the background of the first photograph and you will see an ice cream vending machine – ten cents each! This entire set of photographs was most likely taken in 1947 and shows kids at the Youth Center when it was at 8 Dock Street (now Southside Avenue) in the store front just downhill from the Con Ed building.

This is a shot looking over the ping pong table toward the front of the building

Remove the ping pong table and there was plenty of space for dancing

Or for chairs set up in front of the brand new television set

Click the photographs and look at them more closely in Flickr. If you need to enlarge them, click the “All Sizes” link above the photograph. Do you recognize anyone?

If you don’t know, but are curious about the answers, come back to the blog and check this post. We’ll attach comments with any information we receive.
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  1. Carol Russo and Maryann Stefanko Sheridan have sent us some identifications for the bottom photograph. The kids are, from left to right, front row: Charlie Diasparra, Tony Castaldo, Joann Kowalski, Robert Usher, and then Paul Skolowec (behind Joann), Drew Reynolds (blond boy, back left), Kurt Zanke (sitting left of piano), and Mary Carvalho (top of piano, middle of three girls). Thanks, ladies!