Archive for February, 2017

Joe Kristof Bowls in a Store Window (1956)

February 27, 2017

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“Big League Bowling”  Chicago TV show, broadcast from the Polk Brothers Appliance Store  (8500 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) 

Note the people on the street watching the show through the windows—no spectators were allowed inside the store after regular business hours! 

Wheaton Bowl—Wheaton, IL

February 26, 2017

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2031 N. Gary Ave.

 

The Fabulous, Furry Thoma Brothers (1960)

February 24, 2017

(L-R)–Clarence, Fred, Frank (Sykes), Harry

CLARENCE THOMA (1893-1961) 

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)

FRED THOMA (1891-1966)

       1 ABC championship (1918-D)

FRANK “SYKES” THOMA (1896-1980)

       Bowling Hall of Fame, 1971

       All-American, 1926-27, 1927-28

       2 ABC championships (1916-D, 1916-AE)

HARRY THOMA (1895-1968)

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)

                                                                       

 

Opal Reed Stop-Action (1957)

February 22, 2017

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Mergard’s College Hill Lanes—Cincinnati (1950)

February 20, 2017

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6060 Hamilton Ave.

Brunswick Centennial Equipment (1942)

February 19, 2017

Ronnie Jones (1957)

February 17, 2017

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(1913-1966)

1 ABC championship (1957-D)

“The New Yorker” Bowling Cartoon (2004)

February 15, 2017

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Brookfield Bowl

February 12, 2017

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3415 Maple Ave. (Brookfield)

Berry Brothers Alley Finish (1952)

February 10, 2017

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