I stumbled across this priceless pic of a Royal Farms Dairy truck in the Shorpy archives.
It’s a great photo to begin with, but the kick butt caption the archives gave it , “Burlesk & Butter: 1943,” along with the fact that it was taken in my home town of Baltimore, Maryland on Light Street, makes it even more of a treasure.
If you love it as much as I do — or you are just a fan of vintage historical photos — head on over to Shorpy’s to fill up your eyeballs and even purchase some prints while you’re at it if you like.
Just click on the pic for a slightly larger version.
April 1943. “Baltimore, Maryland — a street scene.
Light Street. North Side of East Baltimore Street Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information
Great pic, but the caption is wrong. This picture was taken on the north side of East Baltimore Street, in the heart of the “Block,” The buildings are still there today. The one in the center is 412 East Baltimore Street. I have seen a slightly different version of this picture that has been cropped so that you can see the next building to the right. It is the “2 O’Clock Club,” where Blaze Starr became famous.
Thanks for the correction! 🙂
I believe I pulled that caption from the original source. But, let’s face it, it was just as likely my screw up… ha ha
You’d think being a native I’d know better. * hanging head in shame * 🙂