Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nay Aug Boat Ride with Nuns

This photo from the Nay Aug Amusement Park Collection shows unidentified, formally dressed dignitaries and nuns posing grimly on a summer's day while kids enjoy the boat ride and merry-go-round. This photo is undated, but we believe it is from the early 1960s.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Collection: Nay Aug Amusement Park

If you grew up in the Scranton area anytime before the 1990s, you may remember the amusement area at Nay Aug Park. Karl and Ralph Strohl owned and operated the Nay Aug Amusement Park for nearly 70 years, and we have added 29 vintage photos from their personal collection to the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives. This one shows the entrance to the amusement area.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Albright Front Hall

This photo pulled from the History of the SPL collection on Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives shows the front hall of the Scranton Public Library.  We are unsure when the photo was taken but if you walk into the library today the front hall looks exactly the same.  Library directors and staff have maintained the integrity and look of the building and this photo is an example of that. We will be posting a photo in the next few days of what the front hall looks like today.