It looks pretty similar to the 79 Pontiac Sunfire I drove in high school in the early 80s. I once got 10 people inside that thing...
ETA: You meant Sunbird, right? Because the Sunfire was a '90s thing.
I totally love this thread. I never have anything to contribute. I just lurk. But I am grateful.
Now, as for the Andrews Fish'n'Chips pic, I am guessing, based on the ladies' fashions and shoes, that it was taken right after WW1. The chic lady in the middle, with her drop-waist dress, is a dead giveaway for 1920-21. Which would make sense as the men probably returned from over there with the idea of opening up a fish and chips shop.
Thanks brewster. Wonderful photo.
Very likely the spot I frequented in the 1940s.
Grand Opening 1963
Very astute observation, railmus.
The 'irony' (and you are correct) went right over my head.
It's early Sunday morning and I don't have any material for a Then and Now.
But I'm going to post a kind-of-Then-and-Now because something got my goat up.
One of my rituals is to read The New Yorker magazine. I'm not saying anyone else should but their online article about Sunday shopping in Bergen county NJ (there isn't any) reminded me of what Sunday shopping was like in this great province until Bob Rae put paid to the old regulations in 1992.
The picture below; from the full article linked below the picture, reminded me that on Ontario Sundays prior to 1992, as an example, milk stores could do business on Sundays, but supermarkets couldn't. So - supermarkets would open to sell milk, but rope off the grocery areas. Yessir, some of us lived through that foolishness. Folks in Bergen still do.
Some weird arceheology in NYC...
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This from the 1893 street directory:
Boustead James B, J P, Real Estate and Issuer of
Marriage Licenses and Agent of Phoenix
lnsurance Co of Hartford. 12 Adelaide e,
Why were real estate/insurance broker offices issuing marriage licences?
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