Friday, September 4, 2009

Storefront Church

We continue church week here at Old Picture of the Day with this photograph from 1941. The picture shows a black Storefront Church in Chicago.


  1. So, how did your baby chich purchase go?
    How about some info and photos on your animals.
    WOW what a small diner!

  2. I like the diner. I'll bet they had good hot weiners, which are called "New York System" here.

    It's a hotdog with chili, onions, mustard, and sauce, and the guy lines them up on the inside of his arm, gross. You eat them with chili french fries and drink coffee milk, only found in Rhode Island.

    Then you go home and you have indigestion (called "agita") all night.

  3. Here in Texas we eat our Hotdogs like that.

  4. I remember diners like this. There was one in Peoria, IL, where I grew up, tho a bit larger. It was like a trailer that had been put up on a permanent foundation. In fact, come to think of it, the 1958 Steve McQueen movie "The Blob" has the final climax scenes in a diner like this, tho for some reason, it has a basement and looks well maintained.

    I have to work tomorrow, so I just thought I'll get my Mystery Person guess in now ---- Billy Graham!

    More peacock and chicken updates, please.

  5. Anon:

    Wow, I didn't know anyone else had NY System Weiners except us guys in RI. You probably call them something else, though.

    Google in NY System Weiners and you can find out why they're called that.

    I only know that unless the guy in the weiner place lines them up on the inside of his sweaty, hairy, arm, they don't taste as good.

    In New York, they are called "dirty water dogs" and are served by street vendors and with sauerkraut and mustard.

    Everyone has a favorite.


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