Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Vintage Photos: Frank E. Campbell's Funeral Church

We have all seen the photos of surging crowds in front of and lined down the sidewalk of Frank E. Campbell's Funeral Church in late August 1926.  I thought it would be of interest to show a couple of photos that show the Funeral Church six years after Valentino's viewing took place. 

Here is the 1932 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and to the far right in both photos you get a good look at the structure without the crowds there.  Cambell's would remain in this location until 1938 when they moved to the location they are still at, on Madison Avenue.  Mr Cambell died in 1934 and his daughter continued the business until her death in the early 1940's. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Merry Christmas! Rudolph Valentino's 1925 Christmas Card

It's just around the corner until that most holy of days, Christmas.
I thought it would be nice to share the Christmas 1925 card that Rudolph Valentino sent out 90 years ago.   Merry Christmas!