Showing posts with label Herb Harper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Herb Harper. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Renovating W.T. Grants

From the Herb Harper Collection which I am cataloguing (sporadically at best). 4x5 black and white images of the W.T. Grant store at 19th and Main after renovation circa 1950. From the store display signage it looks like the interiors were shot shortly before Mothers' Day. I'd like to have those prices back. It's a vacant lot today.

Not sure but I think the bottom two photos may be "before" pix and those pix which show the "Luncheonette" signage are after.















Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lawrence Welk at the Pla Mor

I'm in the process of cataloguing a few thousand old 4x5 black and white negatives, shots taken by Herb Harper. The shots, so far, are from 1949 to 1952 although I'm only two boxes into 8 total.
It's very time consuming and most of the negative sleeves are not labeled.
I did know instantly who was in this series taken circa 1949. The Pla Mor was at the corner of Linwood and Main and no longer exists. A couple of these shots were published in the Northeast News last year... but the rest haven't been seen for almost 60 years.
Welk on the bandstand.
The Pla Mor crowd.


Myron Floren with two admirers..
Two guests.... the card in the center of their table told me where they were.
Welk Dancing with the Champagne Lady, Roberta Linn, who was from Kansas City.
Linn receiving a corsage from the crowd.



Linn posing with some of the audience... probably a lot of folks were there who knew her before she joined Welk. She was with the band from 1949 to 1954.




I'll post more photos from the collection in the future.