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CaliNative Aug 8, 2020 4:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9003498)
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A drive-through polio vaccine clinic held six decades ago in Glendale, California.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2MJkwe.jpg
LIFE via THE WASHINGTON POST


This could be us in the near future.


Does anyone recall the Cutter Incident. It's a very interesting story and cautionary tale.
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I remember lining up for the Sabin polio vaccine when I was 10 in 1962. They gave it in a little sugar cube which you swallowed. Swallowing a sugar cube was less scary to a kid than the Salk vaccine, which was a shot in the rump or arm. However, the Sabin vaccine used viruses that we're still partly alive, so once in a while (rare) some got polio symptoms. The Salk vaccine used killed viruses (except in the Cutter lab screwup), so it was generally a bit safer. But in recent decades I believe the Sabin-type vaccine with weakened (attenuated) viruses is the more commonly used because it is cheaper to produce and administer.

Had a rough day today. Lost my cat Maya, sweetest & smartest cat ever. Maya was very brave at the end and even purred and didn't complain. I hope I am as brave at my end. If there is a heaven I can't imagine a good God leaving the dogs and cats outside. Rest in peace sweet Maya. I will miss you dearly.

robeach11 Aug 8, 2020 4:48 AM

Sincere condolences...

Lorendoc Aug 8, 2020 5:50 AM

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Originally Posted by robeach11 (Post 9004668)
sincere condolences...

:previous: +1

Otis Criblecoblis Aug 8, 2020 6:55 AM

CaliNative,

My sincere condolences at your loss. All I can say is, I empathize.

Scott Charles Aug 8, 2020 7:50 AM

My condolences, CaliNative - I lost my cat Petey Pete just about a month ago. If there's a heaven without cats and dogs, I don't wanna go there.

https://i.imgur.com/xZYS0o5.jpg

Scott Charles Aug 8, 2020 7:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9004250)
I think your reasoning is quite accurate!

I love the photos you've occasionally posted of your family, Scott Charles.

I picture the lady on the right saying: "Well! I didn't come here to be insulted!"

Groucho: "No? Where do you usually go?"

:haha:

Thanks, Martin Pal! I stumbled across a great cache of old photos in the garage lately, but almost none of them are appropriate fare for Noirish LA - I wish my parents had taken some photos of buildings once in a while instead of ONLY taking pictures of people!

Bristolian Aug 8, 2020 3:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 9002800)
Going through my late father's stuff recently, I found this letter:

https://i.imgur.com/zAo7yKf.jpg

Scott,

Am I correct in assuming this letter is going to be framed and prominently displayed? I know that's what I would do.

Hollywood Graham Aug 8, 2020 3:42 PM

Losing A Loved One
 
I offer my condolences to you on losing your cat. Our pets are more than just a cat or dog they are family. At the beginning of the year I lost my favorite Wiemarimer, I was heart broken. My other Wien grieved and gradually passed away too. I still miss them greatly.

Martin Pal Aug 8, 2020 6:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9004267)
This similar color view was posted by e_r back in 2017.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/4irfQl.jpg
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You can even see the Hollywood sign, 10 miles away, among the telephone poles in this photo, what the heck kind of lens was this taken with?

Martin Pal Aug 8, 2020 6:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9004242)
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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9003521)
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https://i.imgur.com/tnKivhk.jpg
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I wonder if we could figure out who Peter Schaefer was, if he was co-ordinating this party and where he worked or something?

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Who is it that's looked up people in old census statistics for many posts? Maybe he's in the 1960 census at this address and lists his occupation.

odinthor Aug 8, 2020 6:33 PM

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It appears that our Miss Ryl is--and indeed still "is," as she's now living in Laguna Hills--a name to conjure with. She was a sales consultant for You Bet Your Life in 1961 (see her IMDB listing); and in the course of time did a well-remembered video, which is on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7MzmjHmZc

and her work has a continuing presence:

https://i.postimg.cc/tJd7yZ8D/EdenRyl.jpg
http://www.superb.org/support/main.htm

pjenn Aug 8, 2020 6:41 PM

Peter Schaefer lived at the same address in 1993
 
Name: Peter Schaefer
Gender: Male
Residence Years: 1993
Address: 583 1/2 N Windsor Blvd
Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Zip Code: 90004
Phone Number: 213-462-0580
View Neighbors: View Neighbor

from Ancestry.com

LA Kitty Kat Aug 8, 2020 8:39 PM

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I lost one of mine in March of this year. Your post brought tears to my eyes again

Scott Charles Aug 9, 2020 1:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9004874)
Scott,

Am I correct in assuming this letter is going to be framed and prominently displayed? I know that's what I would do.

I certainly will end up framing it, Bristolian - I actually found so many cool old photos while going through my parents' things, I think I'll be buying more than a few new picture frames!

:)

Bristolian Aug 9, 2020 2:50 AM

:previous:

Very cool. My dad was a big Sinatra fan but I'm afraid his closest connection was a pretty cool photo he took of Frank at a concert at the forum in the '70s.

Lwize Aug 9, 2020 5:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9004992)
You can even see the Hollywood sign, 10 miles away, among the telephone poles in this photo, what the heck kind of lens was this taken with?

Based on the Phoenix by Pontiac billboard, the photo was taken between 1976-1979.

Any decent camera with fine grain film and glass lens could have picked up the Hollywood sign, which is only eight miles away from the position on the shooter.

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2020 3:50 PM

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Here is a truly fascinating look at downtown Long Beach in 1899!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qajGBx.jpg
It popped up on eBay last night.

If you look closely there is an island visible off in the distance. (see enlargement at bottom of post)


The reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3cK8dO.jpg





So what island is it? The islands I know of (Deadman's, Mormon, Rattlesnake) are all off of San Pedro.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/k8NhlS.jpg
detail

And it's too low on the horizon to be Catalina.



I'm so sorry about Maya, CaliNative. I'm sure she's purring up in cat heaven.
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Bristolian Aug 9, 2020 3:56 PM

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It's difficult to really see the shape but being Long Beach, I thought it could be could be Signal Hill. Based on the shadows, the photo was taken pretty much looking into the sun. Signal Hill is northeast of downtown Long Beach so that doesn't really line up.

Noir_Noir Aug 9, 2020 6:06 PM

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The picture is looking south on Pine Ave at the corner of 1st Street.

Sign for the Iowa Villa (Long Beach Sanborn Map 1898 below) at top right in picture.


https://i.imgur.com/YDt0X6f.jpg
loc.gov - Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Long Beach 1898

odinthor Aug 9, 2020 7:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9005464)
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Here is a truly fascinating look at downtown Long Beach in 1899!

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If you look closely there is an island visible off in the distance. (see enlargement at bottom of post)


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So what island is it? The islands I know of (Deadman's, Mormon, Rattlesnake) are all off of San Pedro.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/k8NhlS.jpg
detail

And it's too low on the horizon to be Catalina.



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e_r, it sure does look like an island . . . and I--born in Long Beach and intimately familiar with it ever since--was baffled . . . until I ran across this 1899 pic:

https://i.postimg.cc/d3dd4hfv/LBPav1899.jpg
https://www.periodpaper.com/products...93267-los1-277

The island is the top of the pavilion . . .


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