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PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »
I posted many of the shots I took on my annual Christmas Day walk up and down Main St in other topics, but I never got around to posting the variety shown in the rest of them in their own topic, so here they are:


1. The Od Center

2,3. This place was new to me. The second image may be the only glimpse inside many of us will never see.

4. A subset of "Headaches": "Brain Freeze by Mike"

5. Diapers to chains

6. Store doing what?

7. With all that color, it's the gray shadow that caught my eye.

8,9,10,11. Down at the courthouse: In the two bird images, I took multiple shots of #8 and - believe it or not - never saw the red-tailed hawk in #11. If I did, you can bet I would have taken MANY more shots and posted something much better. What a blown opportunity! I'll never have a chance at that shot again.

12. At the 76 Main St mural (Bridge St side), you have to pick the lock AND get past Mr Big Hands to get inside.

13. The EspecialitoHippo Receptacle

14. Probably not a great place to get your watch fixed if you want accurate time.

15. Unique entrance

16. Bring back Woolworth's!

17. Still not much progress

18. Odd name (next to Moss Lighting and open on Christmas) - it appears to be the only store anywhere with this name

19. Festive holiday wear

20. When I first read this, I thought it said "pants" and thought it was rude to be openly criticizing that segment of the population that likes to wear their belts a foot below their waists. Because I took them an hour and 20 minutes apart, I'm not sure, but I think this is the small note found in the window of image #1. How Od.


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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 11:17:53 AM »
where is the diamond / watches sign.  Is that an old sign uncovered during some renovation?

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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 12:25:27 PM »
It's right across the street from Chicken Magician.


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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 07:23:27 PM »
132 main st.

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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 09:19:16 AM »
Mike, do you know what year that photo was taken?

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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:23:57 PM »
i think 1953

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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 09:06:31 AM »
Given the style of the lettering on the building (I'm sure neon was def in the sign lights) I'd agree...what a cool time that must have been to have lived in. Of course at the time it probably just seemed average, everyday...only in retrospect do we feel that way (at least me)

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Re: PHOTOS: the other Christmas Day Main St images
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 12:27:02 PM »
According to page 145 (below) of the 1946 Teaneck High School yearbook, Lebson was in business since 1906, though there's no indication that it was all in Hackensack, and the given address was 134 Main St. Most of the ads are from Teaneck, but there are some Hackensack ones, like Kartch's. If you want to look through them: http://www.teaneck.org/virtualvillage/high%20school%20yearbooks/1946/141-165.pdf

Apparently, they still have a store on Palisade Ave in Englewood.


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