Reading Hospital Photo Mystery

I got an email asking for help to solve the mystery of where the below photo was taken. The photo is of the back of the Reading Hospital around the time it was built in the mid-late 20s.

I checked out a few aerial photos I have of the area from 1927 and 1940. Due to the angle of the shot being straight on, I concluded it have to be on the museum grounds, and had to have been taken in the general area circled below.… Read Full Article

DeLuca’s Camera Center

DeLuca's Camera Center
Photo Courtesy of Ron Shurr
DeLuca's Camera Center

Deluca’s Camera Center was originally located at 617 Penn Street in Reading. It was founded in 1947 by Louis and Antoinette DeLuca.

DeLuca's Camera Center

The article above from June 1990 mentions that the store moved to 518 Penn Street from 520 Penn Street. However it mentions nothing about it’s original location on the 600 block. In the late 80s/early 90s they had multiple locations around the county.… Read Full Article

Inside Pomeroy’s in the 60s

These photos were sent in by Ron Shurr, he worked in the Camera department at Pomeroy’s in the early 60s and had a passion for photography. Thanks for sharing these, Ron.

Inside Pomeroy's 60s
HOWIE HELLER AND STELLA BIALAS SPORTS SALES
Inside Pomeroy's in the 60s
MICHAEL SCHORN SPORTS DEPT SALES
Inside Pomeroy's 60s
MISS POLAROID AT POMEROYS DEPT STORE READING
Inside Pomeroy's 60s
DONNIE AND STELLA AT POMEROYS DEPT STORE READING
Early 90s before demolition

A few memories from Ron:

I worked in the camera department, my first job out of high school.

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