Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Glendale Day: August 12, 1956

This is a great little auction item I ran into on eBay over the weekend. It is a cardboard advertising sign promoting a Dodgers/ Ebbets Field promotion geared towards residents of the Glendale neighborhood in Queens, New York. The promotion includes a free ride to the game on a chartered bus. In fact, according to the auction seller the ride was a large part of the thrill. The chartered buses were actually "beer buses." There were kegs, sodas and snacks to occupy the appetites of the Glendale revelers who would be coming directly from their favorite watering holes. Heck, even the famous Dodgers "Sym-Phony" band would be on hand to accompany the Glendale crowd.

Don't believe me? Well, the seller is including some photographic proof of this event. He had apparently purchased the sign from Alan Rosen (a well known dealer) in 1990 and it included a couple of photo albums documenting the day. He has included the below photos in his auction. Check them out. Click on any of the pics to enlarge.

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