Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Established ca 1929, Hensley Field became the Dallas Naval Air Station in 1941. It was decommissioned in 1998.
I'm puzzled why it should be referred to as Hensley so long after the name change. (No accidents in 59)
Read more about the history of the Dallas NAS
Thursday, June 18, 2009
When I was a kid the Southland Life Building was the tallest building in Dallas. A trip downtown for us usually included a ride on the elevator to the observation deck, either the top story or next one down. According to this postcard the 49-story structure was also the tallest office building west of the Mississippi.
Posted by Marcia at 11:18 AM
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wear Airmaid Hosiery
Sold only through the better drug stores
Wear Airmate Socks and Ties
More Miles Per Pair
McGaugh Hosiery Mills was founded in 1929 by Joe R. Brown. In 1946 the company built a 6000 square foot building at 4408 Second Avenue, which became the finishing plant, and contained general and sales offices, employing about 125 people in 1951. The actual knitting was done by 160 employees at a mill in New Braunfels. By 1953 the company name had been changed to the Airmaid Hosiery Mills and the company was a "Blue Ribbon Winner" for best style at that year's State Fair salute to the state's rapidly growing fashion industry. By 1965 the company had either moved to Fort Worth or split from the original company and was renamed Airmaid Hosiery Company.
|Wear Airmate Ankies - more miles per pair|
|For a Gentleman - his choice - Airmate Sox|
Every year the phone company used to enchant its Dallas users with a yellow pages cover rife with surprises. On the streets of the illustrated city were tiny runaway horses, old model-A's, or dinosaur tracks. It was chock full of humorous cartoons by artist Karl Hoefle done in the style of MAD magazine. If you click on the image you'll see a larger scan, and maybe you'll see something like an old nag tied up next to a tractor trailer rig.
Posted by Marcia at 2:17 PM