themanonfive:

Streetcar tracks exposed near the corner of Lawrence and Wolcott. Photo by The Man On Five 4/9/14
If you’ve been on Lawrence Avenue recently, you may have noticed that they are doing some streetscaping which has left a few areas where old streetcar tracks are visible under layers of pavement. It appeared as though they were removing the last few pieces of exposed metal Wednesday afternoon under where the new islands will be in the median of the street but leaving the rest of the track there. 
My grandfather was just recently telling me stories about riding the Lawrence Avenue streetcar from Albany Park to Uptown every day before WWII on his way to work as a teenager. 

themanonfive:

Streetcar tracks exposed near the corner of Lawrence and Wolcott. Photo by The Man On Five 4/9/14

If you’ve been on Lawrence Avenue recently, you may have noticed that they are doing some streetscaping which has left a few areas where old streetcar tracks are visible under layers of pavement. It appeared as though they were removing the last few pieces of exposed metal Wednesday afternoon under where the new islands will be in the median of the street but leaving the rest of the track there. 

My grandfather was just recently telling me stories about riding the Lawrence Avenue streetcar from Albany Park to Uptown every day before WWII on his way to work as a teenager. 

Robert Maguire’s art for the cover of The Last Kill by Charlie Wells

Robert Maguire’s art for the cover of The Last Kill by Charlie Wells

There is at least one thing wrong with this cover.

There is at least one thing wrong with this cover.

One of my favorites from John D. MacDonald

One of my favorites from John D. MacDonald

weaponpornography:

German Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Pistol cal. 9mm w/ Wood Buttstock
Produced - 1896

weaponpornography:

German Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” Pistol cal. 9mm w/ Wood Buttstock

Produced - 1896

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Illustration by Charles Copeland

Illustration by Charles Copeland

Slay Ride for a Lady by Harry Whittington. Cover art by Ernest Chiriacka aka Darcy. This one is a Berkley paperback from 1960. I believe it was originally published in 1950 by Handi-Books. 

Slay Ride for a Lady by Harry Whittington. Cover art by Ernest Chiriacka aka Darcy. This one is a Berkley paperback from 1960. I believe it was originally published in 1950 by Handi-Books.