Sunday, June 17, 2018

A memory: My dad and me, 1952

Me and my dad, Paul (Rusty) Bohinsky
backyard of 1522 Beaver Rd.
August 1952
courtesy of Agatha Bohinsky

I was two years old when this photo of me and my dad, Paul (Rusty) Bohinsky was taken in the backyard of the house I grew up in, 1522 Beaver Rd.

My dad would have been 31 then. He had red hair and was heavily freckled from face to foot. He was a WWII vet and a fitter at American Bridge Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling and loved his children fiercely. He died in 2006.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ambridge memorabilia: Martsolf Furniture Co. advertising postcard, 1912

Martsolf Furniture Co. advertising postcard
postmarked 1912

This lovely postcard, mailed in 1912, advertised furniture, and seems to be directed primarily towards newlyweds.

Marsolf Furniture Co. was one of the earliest businesses in Ambridge, opening in 1904 at a new building on the southeast corner of 8th and Merchant Sts. After the store closed, its building became the location of Caplan Wholesale Grocery.

Here's the back of the postcard:

Back of postcard above