I LOVE seeing these old photos. The building and streets are wonderful, but it's the people, the details and lifestyle that make me reminisce the most. When we lived on Myrtle Avenue, although we didn't really know it, we were pretty poor. We had a camera, but we used it infrequently. I guess it wasn't actually expensive, but you couldn't just go around clicking away like todays digitals.
If I got my Christmas wish, I think I'd go back to maybe 1958 and start taking pictures... Thousands of them! Just imagine! Make a list!
Me and my best friends playing stoop-ball.
The ticket booth at the Tivoli with kids lined up.
Me playing on the fire escape at Roseville Grammar School.
My mothers kitchen. The fridge, the table, even the garbage bag.
My bedroom and toys
Our furnace and coal bin
Pigtails alley full of motorcycles
Guys singing acapella on the corner.
The counter and stools at Ratner's.
My little hands full of shiny horse chestnuts
I would take pictures on the outside of our house. Before and after my father had the green and white siding put on it.
Many more pictures of my friends.
A picture of the inside of the Tivoli. What a beautiful place that was! The mirrors in the long hall, the velvet seats and curtains. They just don't make them like the Tivoli anymore.
Orange Street. All of the store fronts.
The Roseville Train Station. All of the beautiful wood they used to build it. My Mother and I would take the train up to my Grandfather's Tailor Store in Montclair.
The Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park.
The MacAvoy Apartments the way they were in all their splendor.
The Apartment Buildings on Roseville Ave. and the one on the corner of 12th and 7th ave.
All of the big, beautiful homes on Roseville.
Janet Tasco's apartment on the 3rd floor of a house on Roseville Ave. It had alot of slanted ceilings. I love slanted ceilings!!
And so much more......