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Was it too soon for this joke?

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Moreland Ave Hold-Up

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Former Tea Room

Back in the olden days of the South, women weren’t allowed to operate a “Restaurant” so many so-called Tea Rooms were established around town: Mary Mac’s (still open!), Virginia’s, etc. Apparently Mrs. Grimes either closed hers or changed signs

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Free Coffee!

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The ole’ Trackless Trolley

Starting around the mid-1940’s Atlanta experimented with a terrible hybrid type of transit. Using existing overhead wires power, they replaced rail streetcars with rubber-tire buses. Very dangerous in ice and really not a good compromise…. anyhow here’s a cartoon about … Continue reading

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A Stroll on Forsyth

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Street Scenes — an introduction

The Street Scenes series ran in the Atlanta Journal and the book I have from 1954 says they had published three illustrated Street Scenes a day for ten years for a total of more than 10,000! Now, that’s dogged determination. I’m not … Continue reading

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