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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rusty Dents ()
Date: December 11, 2020 11:55AM

“Henry Thoreau School”
Vienna, VA

From the 1968-69 yearbook, The Walden
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: They Were Across Picket Rd ()
Date: December 11, 2020 01:12PM

>We used to eat at Pizza Kaezano every week. Inside the mini mall where A&P, Dart Drug, and Trak Auto were (page 136)

Pizza Kaezano was across from there almost next to the 7-11 where the Dart Drug was before Fair City was built it was a pizza sub place and became Kosmos Pizza later till it closed was lots of youth sports teams in there on weekends the couple times I was in picking up a sub . That was Charlies Pizza inside the mall a pizza place next to the new mall movie theater. Its been gone along time Its been a while mid 1970's since that mall opened about 1974 .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Some Things Never Change ()
Date: December 11, 2020 01:28PM

Except for the fact the greatest generation WW2 guys are now almost gone , in 1965 they were seen in force at that and all bowling alleys on league nights where the Budweiser pizza and good times rolled with clouds of heavy cigarette smoke laying low in the air.

Ahh..! Those were the days of bowling ..cigarettes.. and beer !

Today that alley is still the same ultra modern building it was back in 1965 ! Even the carpet is the same ! WOW But sadly people are not into bowling any more I weep ! A great fun night for teens and the young or old with family and friends

But I would hate to see it gone , stopping in every 15 years or so for a cold beer too cheap to roll a few balls and pay the 2 dollars to rent shoes

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Uncle Ralph ()
Date: December 11, 2020 03:49PM

Help me out here as I may have this wrong. The building labeled Annandale Bar and Grill did it later become Duffy's? The building marked as library, I believe was Sol's shoe repair, Don's Barber Shop and I think a tailor operated the third.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: There Was A Library There ()
Date: December 11, 2020 09:19PM

Before George Mason Library was built in 1965. Sols and the tailor were there a long time but I don't know if they went back to 65

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Atom ()
Date: December 11, 2020 09:24PM

Somewhere here are pictures of that Annandale library it was there from about 1955 to 65 one of a handful of FCPL libraries

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: December 12, 2020 10:01AM

Hopeful Peacemaker Comes In Wrote:
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> Before there was Memco there was Gemco , you can
> tell a old Memco store by the M design on their
> store front , they had a secret cost price code
> which had something to do with the actual price on
> the price tag they also had a grocery store in the
> back which made one stop shopping easy at a Memco
> store which had things from sporting goods
> including seasonal items guns and footballs to
> clothes watches jewelry sewing machines TVs
> appliances and rugs and garden items plus car
> parts tools all kinds of things packed into those
> store and a snack bar with rest rooms in the front
> Memco's were at Fairfax Circle Annandale
> Alexandria Camp Springs Maryland and later Reston
> plus some more . They shut down suddenly in 1982
> and are still missed by long time residents of
> Nova . The Fairfax Memco had The original Charlie
> The Watch Repairer with his counter of watches and
> tools and workbench near the front of the store on
> the main aisle and a second Charley nearby sitting
> in a chair by his trailer on the Pickett Road hill
> happily waving at all who went by
>
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/19
> 82/12/28/washington-area-memco-stores-to-shut-in-j
> anuary/5befab80-4e10-4ae4-847d-d8342a9f4797/

Gemco was the parent company of Memco - I remember going to a Gemco in Houston in the 1970s.

The "secret price code" was the store's cost of the item which was represented on the corner of the price tag in letters. To decode what Memco paid for an item you used THINK GEMCO as the decoder with each letter corresponding to 1 through 9 and 0.

I was in a Memco the day the shuttle exploded and watched it in the TV section on 20 or more sets which were all playing the same channel.

Sadly, I also had several pairs of their sneakers which were branded John Havlicek - they did not hold up well and were quickly renamed John Craplicek by myself and my school-aged friends.

I would equate Memco to a smaller footprint Wal-Mart with a much more comprehensive grocery section.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Remembering Charley ()
Date: December 12, 2020 12:02PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sweat Hogs ()
Date: December 12, 2020 12:11PM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> Hopeful Peacemaker Comes In Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Before there was Memco there was Gemco , you
> can
> > tell a old Memco store by the M design on their
> > store front , they had a secret cost price code
> > which had something to do with the actual price
> on
> > the price tag they also had a grocery store in
> the
> > back which made one stop shopping easy at a
> Memco
> > store which had things from sporting goods
> > including seasonal items guns and footballs to
> > clothes watches jewelry sewing machines TVs
> > appliances and rugs and garden items plus car
> > parts tools all kinds of things packed into
> those
> > store and a snack bar with rest rooms in the
> front
> > Memco's were at Fairfax Circle Annandale
> > Alexandria Camp Springs Maryland and later
> Reston
> > plus some more . They shut down suddenly in
> 1982
> > and are still missed by long time residents of
> > Nova . The Fairfax Memco had The original
> Charlie
> > The Watch Repairer with his counter of watches
> and
> > tools and workbench near the front of the store
> on
> > the main aisle and a second Charley nearby
> sitting
> > in a chair by his trailer on the Pickett Road
> hill
> > happily waving at all who went by
> >
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/19
>
> >
> 82/12/28/washington-area-memco-stores-to-shut-in-j
>
> > anuary/5befab80-4e10-4ae4-847d-d8342a9f4797/
>
> Gemco was the parent company of Memco - I remember
> going to a Gemco in Houston in the 1970s.
>
> The "secret price code" was the store's cost of
> the item which was represented on the corner of
> the price tag in letters. To decode what Memco
> paid for an item you used THINK GEMCO as the
> decoder with each letter corresponding to 1
> through 9 and 0.
>
> I was in a Memco the day the shuttle exploded and
> watched it in the TV section on 20 or more sets
> which were all playing the same channel.
>
> Sadly, I also had several pairs of their sneakers
> which were branded John Havlicek - they did not
> hold up well and were quickly renamed John
> Craplicek by myself and my school-aged friends.

I n high school I was stuck wearing low budget "Arnold Horshacks"
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: December 12, 2020 12:36PM

Sweat Hogs Wrote:

>
> I n high school I was stuck wearing low budget
> "Arnold Horshacks"


Up your nose with a rubber hose!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 12, 2020 11:17PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This is a picture from the city of Fairfax
> supposedly from 1962. A movie theater and a diner.
> This was not my stomping grounds so I don't know
> too much about it. I was hoping some of the
> regulars here had some more info.


Great picture Fran Conia. Here’s another one of Vicent’s Store posted here previously. I had no idea it was on that corner.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 13, 2020 09:38AM

Here is this photo again. Notice the ESSO has moved across the street, and the barn structure appears to be gone. There will be a Gulf Station built there in later years.

You can see the ESSO sign in reverse. Does that say Vincent's ESSO?

Did Vincent own that entire corner?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 13, 2020 10:37AM

Fairfax city Memco sign. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 13, 2020 10:41AM

Fairfax Circle. Date unknown but probably not very old.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: December 13, 2020 12:26PM

Hopeful Peacemaker Comes In Wrote:
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> Before there was Memco there was Gemco

I remember the old Memcos, but don't recall any Gemcos in this area. I remember in the late 60s early 70s going to another operation called the G.E.M. stores in Tysons. They apparently also had them in Alexandria, and a few Maryland locations. Apparently the forerunner of Circuit City operated their electronis department.

No area pictures in the links but some info for anyone who wants to read more.
http://www.wtv-zone.com/dpjohnson/60sdiscountstores/
https://yourgovenrinfo.blogspot.com/2017/12/g-e-m-membership-department-stores.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20070928010834/http://investor.circuitcity.com/history.cfm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Uncle Ralph ()
Date: December 13, 2020 02:04PM

I think it might be the old GEM(government employees merchandising)store on the right of Duke Street just below Landmark near Cameron Station. You needed to show gummit ID to get in and be a member. They did have good prices on sporting goods.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: G.E.X ()
Date: December 13, 2020 02:31PM

Was down in Norfolk /Va Beach back in the 60's it was like GEM /Memco but no grocery inside I think

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._E._M._Membership_Department_Stores

If you have nothing to do vintage photos of dept stores many gone today

https://www.flickr.com/groups/554248@N24/pool/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 13, 2020 05:47PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Fairfax city Memco sign. Date unknown.


Been looking for a photo of the Bradlees that took the place of Memco when it went out at Fairfax Circle.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KWMed ()
Date: December 13, 2020 06:46PM

XX6N9 Wrote:
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> Interesting thread. Too bad it's not moderated.
>
>
> I'd post a lot of NoVA digitized 35mm negative and
> slide images from the 70s through 90s, and digital
> images from the 2000s... Except there's too much
> trollish inflammatory baiting, personal insults,
> and far too much off-topic diatribe and vapid
> political rhetoric here.
>
> Forty+ years of Nova and Fairfax County, ranging
> from Great Falls, Lewinsville, SpringHill, Pimmit
> Hills, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, Lorton,
> and some from surrounding areas like Arlington,
> Loudon, Woodbridge, Occoaquan and DC, Tysons
> Corner as it developed over the years, including
> winter holidays from 72 through 85. Initial
> construction and dedication of McLean Community
> Center.
>
>
> If I post or link them, it will be some other
> venue, not here. Maybe Pinterest and Imgur. Such
> images would probably end up here anyway, given
> the large number appearing here that were lifted
> from elsewhere.
>
>
> I started in photography as a child about age 6.
> My grandfather was a photographer in the early
> 1900s, including WW1 Europe. He taught me early on
> in the 1960s with old portrait equipment. His
> father was a photographer too. It became a hobby
> and side profession for me. I have thousands of
> 35mm print and slide images made from NoVA.


So what?

I know a secret. Put that in your pipe and gtfo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: December 13, 2020 06:50PM

Great memories...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: December 13, 2020 08:53PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Fairfax city Memco sign. Date unknown.
>
>
> Been looking for a photo of the Bradlees that took
> the place of Memco when it went out at Fairfax
> Circle.


I recall the Bradlee's sign being bright red but the rest of the color motif was browns and beiges. No grocery and more low-buck clothing to best of my recollection. Kinda like a K-Mart with carpet.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BEKWK ()
Date: December 14, 2020 08:21PM

KWMed Wrote:
> I know a secret. Put that in your pipe and gtfo.

Psycho Weirdo

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ronald Robison ()
Date: December 15, 2020 12:11AM

Glenn Gulf...cleaned the bays when I was 13 in 1973.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: December 16, 2020 09:18AM

Ronald Robison Wrote:
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> Glenn Gulf...cleaned the bays when I was 13 in
> 1973.


Was that the Gulf Station at the corner of Bevan Drive near the old Fairfax Honda where I bought a dirt bike back in 1973?

There was another Gulf Station across the street from the Breezeway Motel at Fairchester Drive.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: December 16, 2020 01:59PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Ronald Robison Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Glenn Gulf...cleaned the bays when I was 13 in
> > 1973.
>
>
> Was that the Gulf Station at the corner of Bevan
> Drive near the old Fairfax Honda where I bought a
> dirt bike back in 1973?
>
> There was another Gulf Station across the street
> from the Breezeway Motel at Fairchester Drive.

And two doors down from The Breezeway used to be a Western wear store. Cowboy boots, cowboy hats, bolo ties, belts, some shirts and jeans. I bought a pair of Sea Bass boots there in the early 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AJ Coit Western Wear ()
Date: December 16, 2020 02:22PM

AJ Coit I think was the place they were also in Springfield Mall and today has been in Merrifield on Dorr Ave right off 29 near Mosaic and the Merrifield huge postal office and Home Depot . Great place to get some Levi's, Wranglers straight leg jeans and jackets vests real Stetson hats belts lots of buckle's and jewelry and the best of the western boots with the biggest selection in this area, current owners now for some time are good people .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: audrey brantley ()
Date: December 18, 2020 05:02PM

I lived in springfield in early 1950s. born in fairfax park. went to garfield elementary school on old keen mill rd...2nd and 3rd grade. both places now schools. nothing there then but small shopping center just over shirely hwy (295? now).remember franconia rd...newington rd...road to annendale. first subdivision buildt called crestwood. used to walk to duke st to alexandria for snowcones at place just into duke st. could hear masonic temple bells at my house...maybe 4 miles out...old Charlie javins place that is school now on franconia rd. loved springfiewld...moved...never came back but always wanted too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: December 18, 2020 05:28PM

That's MEMCO is a Home Depot now. Circle Towers in the background.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2020 05:29PM by phelpsmarc.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 19, 2020 12:53AM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Ronald Robison Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Glenn Gulf...cleaned the bays when I was 13 in
> > 1973.
>
>
> Was that the Gulf Station at the corner of Bevan
> Drive near the old Fairfax Honda where I bought a
> dirt bike back in 1973?
>
> There was another Gulf Station across the street
> from the Breezeway Motel at Fairchester Drive.

This one is at Bevan, I think. Not sure which picture you’re talking about.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: December 19, 2020 10:28AM

causeican Wrote:
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> Class of 71 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ronald Robison Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Glenn Gulf...cleaned the bays when I was 13
> in
> > > 1973.
> >
> >
> > Was that the Gulf Station at the corner of
> Bevan
> > Drive near the old Fairfax Honda where I bought
> a
> > dirt bike back in 1973?
> >
> > There was another Gulf Station across the
> street
> > from the Breezeway Motel at Fairchester Drive.
>
> This one is at Bevan, I think. Not sure which
> picture you’re talking about.


This is Glenn's Gulf, and I think the spelling of the name was different.

There was a sode machine that sold 25 cent soda in 16 bottle - RC COLA and Grape NEHI ice cold on hot summer days.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eye Spy ()
Date: December 19, 2020 01:02PM

Looks like a VW dealership in the background.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: That One Looks Like Its ()
Date: December 19, 2020 01:09PM

>This one is at Bevan, I think. Not sure which picture you’re talking about.

In California or some other crummy Democrat controled dump , was Fairfax Democrat controled then or is the picture recent , it should be a DNC poster child of what America will look like in a jobless econonomic depression because Democrats came into power with mail in voting cheats

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The.Mayor ()
Date: December 19, 2020 01:17PM

Welcome to Fairfax! No fags, please!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 19, 2020 03:10PM

Black and white image taken from the roof of the Floris vocational school Herndon Virginia 1920. Color image from Microsoft Flight Simulator at roughly the same place 2020. Thanks to Gibran Parvez.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 19, 2020 03:31PM

Springfield mall. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Id Say About 1978 ()
Date: December 19, 2020 06:38PM

My dirt track is already gone in this picture to the right I see two Vdubs in the first close lot and looks like an old Mustang with no one on either side up by the tractor trailer, another white VDub hideing in the buses at the entrace on the left and another one marking a right turn by the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to be a weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe summer haze

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 19, 2020 08:29PM

Id Say About 1978 Wrote:
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> My dirt track is already gone in this picture to
> the right I see two Vdubs in the first close lot
> and looks like an old Mustang with no one on
> either side up by the tractor trailer, another
> white VDub hideing in the buses at the entrace on
> the left and another one marking a right turn by
> the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to be a
> weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe summer
> haze


Date code in bottom left corner indicates photo was taken September 28, 1979

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 19, 2020 08:41PM

WAPO Employee Wrote:
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> Id Say About 1978 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My dirt track is already gone in this picture
> to
> > the right I see two Vdubs in the first close
> lot
> > and looks like an old Mustang with no one on
> > either side up by the tractor trailer, another
> > white VDub hideing in the buses at the entrace
> on
> > the left and another one marking a right turn
> by
> > the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to be
> a
> > weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe
> summer
> > haze
>
>
> Date code in bottom left corner indicates photo
> was taken September 28, 1979

90 means September?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 20, 2020 10:24AM

causeican Wrote:
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> WAPO Employee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Id Say About 1978 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > My dirt track is already gone in this picture
> > to
> > > the right I see two Vdubs in the first close
> > lot
> > > and looks like an old Mustang with no one on
> > > either side up by the tractor trailer,
> another
> > > white VDub hideing in the buses at the
> entrace
> > on
> > > the left and another one marking a right turn
> > by
> > > the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to
> be
> > a
> > > weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe
> > summer
> > > haze
> >
> >
> > Date code in bottom left corner indicates photo
> > was taken September 28, 1979
>
> 90 means September?

To read the code you must understand how to decipher the code. As this is a public forum, and there is no moderation, if I leak the decipher methods it will result in serious difficulties.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: mcuju ()
Date: December 20, 2020 11:22AM

WAPO Employee Wrote:
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> Id Say About 1978 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My dirt track is already gone in this picture
> to
> > the right I see two Vdubs in the first close
> lot
> > and looks like an old Mustang with no one on
> > either side up by the tractor trailer, another
> > white VDub hideing in the buses at the entrace
> on
> > the left and another one marking a right turn
> by
> > the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to be
> a
> > weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe
> summer
> > haze
>
>
> Date code in bottom left corner indicates photo
> was taken September 28, 1979


August 29, 1979

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jump out boy ()
Date: December 20, 2020 12:07PM

Id Say About 1978 Wrote:
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> My dirt track is already gone in this picture to
> the right I see two Vdubs in the first close lot
> and looks like an old Mustang with no one on
> either side up by the tractor trailer, another
> white VDub hideing in the buses at the entrace on
> the left and another one marking a right turn by
> the back of the Budweiser truck . That had to be a
> weekend I see leaves on the trees and maybe summer
> haze

You refer to the motorcycle trails near the mall?
I spent many hours there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Enduro ()
Date: December 20, 2020 12:12PM

Suzuki or Kawasaki?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: You Got To Be Kidding ! ()
Date: December 20, 2020 12:29PM

>if I leak the decipher methods it will result in serious difficulties.

Democrats have been doing that with China and the Ukraine some time now

Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are your expected maximun life expectency under a future communist regime , then reverse numbers 3 and 4 for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the date numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for the Democrat gang of eight that has been trying to destroy this country , its a Washington Post photo of all the worst of the worst leftist places in America, its one of them

479028798 your life to a max age of 47 years under communist rule the picture was taken 09 28 79 and the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting to spawn as commie moles

Am I kidding or is it the plain truth , we'll find out after Jan 20th 2021

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Urnwrongplace ()
Date: December 20, 2020 01:20PM

You Got To Be Kidding ! Wrote:
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> >if I leak the decipher methods it will result in
> serious difficulties.
>
> Democrats have been doing that with China and the
> Ukraine some time now
>
> Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are your
> expected maximun life expectency under a future
> communist regime , then reverse numbers 3 and 4
> for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the date
> numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for the
> Democrat gang of eight that has been trying to
> destroy this country , its a Washington Post photo
> of all the worst of the worst leftist places in
> America, its one of them
>
> 479028798 your life to a max age of 47 years under
> communist rule the picture was taken 09 28 79 and
> the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting to spawn
> as commie moles
>
> Am I kidding or is it the plain truth , we'll find
> out after Jan 20th 2021

Post an old picture or stfu.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 20, 2020 01:49PM

Urnwrongplace Wrote:
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> You Got To Be Kidding ! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > >if I leak the decipher methods it will result
> in
> > serious difficulties.
> >
> > Democrats have been doing that with China and
> the
> > Ukraine some time now
> >
> > Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are your
> > expected maximun life expectency under a future
> > communist regime , then reverse numbers 3 and 4
> > for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the date
> > numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for the
> > Democrat gang of eight that has been trying to
> > destroy this country , its a Washington Post
> photo
> > of all the worst of the worst leftist places in
> > America, its one of them
> >
> > 479028798 your life to a max age of 47 years
> under
> > communist rule the picture was taken 09 28 79
> and
> > the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting to
> spawn
> > as commie moles
> >
> > Am I kidding or is it the plain truth , we'll
> find
> > out after Jan 20th 2021
>
> Post an old picture or stfu.

Perhaps I have allowed too much of the coding methods used by the professionals to escape into the general public.

I may need to go dark

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Photographer ()
Date: December 20, 2020 02:55PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: un4m4 ()
Date: December 20, 2020 03:32PM

WAPO Employee Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Urnwrongplace Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > You Got To Be Kidding ! Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > >if I leak the decipher methods it will
> result
> > in
> > > serious difficulties.
> > >
> > > Democrats have been doing that with China and
> > the
> > > Ukraine some time now
> > >
> > > Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are your
> > > expected maximun life expectency under a
> future
> > > communist regime , then reverse numbers 3 and
> 4
> > > for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the date
> > > numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for the
> > > Democrat gang of eight that has been trying
> to
> > > destroy this country , its a Washington Post
> > photo
> > > of all the worst of the worst leftist places
> in
> > > America, its one of them
> > >
> > > 479028798 your life to a max age of 47 years
> > under
> > > communist rule the picture was taken 09 28 79
> > and
> > > the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting to
> > spawn
> > > as commie moles
> > >
> > > Am I kidding or is it the plain truth , we'll
> > find
> > > out after Jan 20th 2021
> >
> > Post an old picture or stfu.
>
> Perhaps I have allowed too much of the coding
> methods used by the professionals to escape into
> the general public.
>
> I may need to go dark

"Coding method used by the professionals"?? You give yourself too much credit. That number, 479028798, is just the number of seconds past a predefined date. A simple calcuation to add that number of seconds to that date and you get the date of the photo. It goes back to the old UNIX computing days. Get over yourself.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dumb dumb ()
Date: December 20, 2020 06:37PM

un4m4 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> WAPO Employee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Urnwrongplace Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > You Got To Be Kidding ! Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > >if I leak the decipher methods it will
> > result
> > > in
> > > > serious difficulties.
> > > >
> > > > Democrats have been doing that with China
> and
> > > the
> > > > Ukraine some time now
> > > >
> > > > Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are your
> > > > expected maximun life expectency under a
> > future
> > > > communist regime , then reverse numbers 3
> and
> > 4
> > > > for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the
> date
> > > > numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for
> the
> > > > Democrat gang of eight that has been trying
> > to
> > > > destroy this country , its a Washington
> Post
> > > photo
> > > > of all the worst of the worst leftist
> places
> > in
> > > > America, its one of them
> > > >
> > > > 479028798 your life to a max age of 47
> years
> > > under
> > > > communist rule the picture was taken 09 28
> 79
> > > and
> > > > the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting to
> > > spawn
> > > > as commie moles
> > > >
> > > > Am I kidding or is it the plain truth ,
> we'll
> > > find
> > > > out after Jan 20th 2021
> > >
> > > Post an old picture or stfu.
> >
> > Perhaps I have allowed too much of the coding
> > methods used by the professionals to escape
> into
> > the general public.
> >
> > I may need to go dark
>
> "Coding method used by the professionals"?? You
> give yourself too much credit. That number,
> 479028798, is just the number of seconds past a
> predefined date. A simple calcuation to add that
> number of seconds to that date and you get the
> date of the photo. It goes back to the old UNIX
> computing days. Get over yourself.

He we was joking! Good fucking grief!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 20, 2020 07:24PM

Dumb dumb Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> un4m4 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > WAPO Employee Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Urnwrongplace Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > You Got To Be Kidding ! Wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > >if I leak the decipher methods it will
> > > result
> > > > in
> > > > > serious difficulties.
> > > > >
> > > > > Democrats have been doing that with China
> > and
> > > > the
> > > > > Ukraine some time now
> > > > >
> > > > > Disregard numbers 1 and 2 as they are
> your
> > > > > expected maximun life expectency under a
> > > future
> > > > > communist regime , then reverse numbers 3
> > and
> > > 4
> > > > > for the month , numbers 5 and 6 are the
> > date
> > > > > numers 7 amd 8 are the year and 8 is for
> > the
> > > > > Democrat gang of eight that has been
> trying
> > > to
> > > > > destroy this country , its a Washington
> > Post
> > > > photo
> > > > > of all the worst of the worst leftist
> > places
> > > in
> > > > > America, its one of them
> > > > >
> > > > > 479028798 your life to a max age of 47
> > years
> > > > under
> > > > > communist rule the picture was taken 09
> 28
> > 79
> > > > and
> > > > > the Democrat gang of 8 was just starting
> to
> > > > spawn
> > > > > as commie moles
> > > > >
> > > > > Am I kidding or is it the plain truth ,
> > we'll
> > > > find
> > > > > out after Jan 20th 2021
> > > >
> > > > Post an old picture or stfu.
> > >
> > > Perhaps I have allowed too much of the coding
> > > methods used by the professionals to escape
> > into
> > > the general public.
> > >
> > > I may need to go dark
> >
> > "Coding method used by the professionals"?? You
> > give yourself too much credit. That number,
> > 479028798, is just the number of seconds past a
> > predefined date. A simple calcuation to add
> that
> > number of seconds to that date and you get the
> > date of the photo. It goes back to the old UNIX
> > computing days. Get over yourself.
>
> He we was joking! Good fucking grief!

Good to see someone was smart enough to figure out I was running a line of BS for a little amusement.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: xhycp ()
Date: December 20, 2020 07:29PM

WAPO Employee Wrote:
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>
> Good to see someone was smart enough to figure out
> I was running a line of BS for a little amusement.


Sure you were. Trying to save face at this point is futile. Why did you get the date wrong in your original post?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Can' t Jam The Wapo Employees ()
Date: December 20, 2020 08:03PM

Those who run the presses and get the actual paper out , It's the dammed commie columnists and their equally Marxist commenters that are evil.
A real shame an interesting American national capitol newspaper fell into the sewers of the left dragging the once American loving Democrat party down with it

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Can You Imigine ()
Date: December 20, 2020 08:12PM

The literal billions of comments every where , that are highly critical of the Democrats love affair with communism , our nations mortal enemy of freedom

How many years will Democrats feverishly attempt to destroy and hide these negative comments from the history of man , like they have attempted to do with their sordid racist history in the USA from before the civil war until today , but they will never win in the end as they are the weakest people on the planet earth man has ever seen .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 20, 2020 08:18PM

xhycp Wrote:
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> WAPO Employee Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Good to see someone was smart enough to figure
> out
> > I was running a line of BS for a little
> amusement.
>
>
> Sure you were. Trying to save face at this point
> is futile. Why did you get the date wrong in your
> original post?


Took a look at the cars in the photo at 300% and noticed a line of numbers at the bottom left corner. I ventured a guess on what I saw in the numbers to see if I could get a sucker to take the bait.

Only missed by a month. Not bad.

Sucker.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: u4hmj ()
Date: December 20, 2020 08:21PM

WAPO Employee Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> xhycp Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > WAPO Employee Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > >
> > > Good to see someone was smart enough to
> figure
> > out
> > > I was running a line of BS for a little
> > amusement.
> >
> >
> > Sure you were. Trying to save face at this
> point
> > is futile. Why did you get the date wrong in
> your
> > original post?
>
>
> Took a look at the cars in the photo at 300% and
> noticed a line of numbers at the bottom left
> corner. I ventured a guess on what I saw in the
> numbers to see if I could get a sucker to take the
> bait.
>
> Only missed by a month. Not bad.
>
> Sucker.


Hahahahahaha....that's a load of shit nobody is going to buy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Photographer ()
Date: December 21, 2020 01:16AM

un4m4 Wrote:
That number,
> 479028798, is just the number of seconds past a
> predefined date. A simple calcuation to add that
> number of seconds to that date and you get the
> date of the photo. It goes back to the old UNIX
> computing days. Get over yourself.

No it's not seconds since Epoch (i.e., seconds since January 1, 1970).

Those values, 479028798 and 479028816, are simply part of Getty's water mark. The values are GettyImage's accession number and unique identifier for the images in the compendium. In effect an indexed identifier for their content and the relational reference Getty uses for identification and retrieval,


Getty Image: 479028798
Date: August 29, 1979; The Washington Post
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/aerial-of-the-springfield-mall-in-springfield-virginia-news-photo/479028798


Getty Image: 479028816
Date: January 05, 1994; The Washington Post
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/central-court-of-the-springfield-mall-in-springfield-news-photo/479028816

You will see similar identifiers on most Getty images unless someone removes it with an editor.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: mcuju ()
Date: December 21, 2020 02:19AM

Old Photographer Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> un4m4 Wrote:
> That number,
> > 479028798, is just the number of seconds past a
> > predefined date. A simple calcuation to add
> that
> > number of seconds to that date and you get the
> > date of the photo. It goes back to the old UNIX
> > computing days. Get over yourself.
>
> No it's not seconds since Epoch (i.e., seconds
> since January 1, 1970).
>
> Those values, 479028798 and 479028816, are simply
> part of Getty's water mark. The values are
> GettyImage's accession number and unique
> identifier for the images in the compendium. In
> effect an indexed identifier for their content and
> the relational reference Getty uses for
> identification and retrieval,
>
>
> Getty Image: 479028798
> Date: August 29, 1979; The Washington Post
> https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/aeri
> al-of-the-springfield-mall-in-springfield-virginia
> -news-photo/479028798
>
>
> Getty Image: 479028816
> Date: January 05, 1994; The Washington Post
> https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/cent
> ral-court-of-the-springfield-mall-in-springfield-n
> ews-photo/4790288
> You will see similar identifiers on most Getty
> images unless someone removes it with an editor.

Didn't use Epoch 1970. Used 1952, pre Epoch major date, and came up with the exact date of August 29, 1979. You think Getty didn't use dates to index their photos? Bullshit. How else would it have been searchable in the early days of computers?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MLT9D ()
Date: December 22, 2020 09:15AM

mcuju Wrote:
> [...a bunch of bullshit not worth repeating]

People like you are the problem with humanity. You have no vision. No affective empathy, No personal sense of shame and humility. No personal integrity.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WAPO Employee ()
Date: December 22, 2020 09:56AM

Only tried to have a little fun with the date code thing. Didn't think some would become totally unhinged.

Merry Christmas to all!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: In The Spirit Of Old Fairfax Pix ()
Date: December 22, 2020 03:06PM

Renmarks that are very negitive toward Democrats who have caused the hate and civil disgust in this nation are subdued, they will ruin their world and destroy themselves in due time, carry on old picture fans

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Buggeroff ()
Date: December 22, 2020 09:33PM

Please go someplace else to argue. This thread for old pictures and agreeable conversation.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 24, 2020 03:02PM

This may have been posted before, not sure.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 24, 2020 04:19PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This may have been posted before, not sure.

Looks like a group company picture. Lots of great old iron.

Can anyone make out what the sign on the motorcycle trailer says? Maybe it is for running parts for the body shop?

Merry Christmas from Old Iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 25, 2020 07:36AM

Merry Christmas to all the regular visitors here! Thanks for the memories.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: December 25, 2020 08:07AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This may have been posted before, not sure.


Roslyn Auto Body moved out to the Lake Barcroft area of Fairfax County and that same sign was over the location off Columbia Pike for many years.

Of course, its now townhouses....

Merry Christmas to all OPOFCLE posters! Thanks for great memories of a bygone era.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ManyHappyReturns ()
Date: December 25, 2020 10:39AM

Very cool! Lots of old cars, a motorcycle pulling a trailer and a whole line of employees. No VWs though. That’s odd for that era. ...with a HEE and a HA and a HO HO! MEEEERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

CIC
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 25, 2020 11:01AM

Merry Christmas everyone! Another yearbook picture.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 25, 2020 11:14AM

ManyHappyReturns Wrote:
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> Very cool! Lots of old cars, a motorcycle pulling
> a trailer and a whole line of employees. No VWs
> though. That’s odd for that era. ...with a HEE
> and a HA and a HO HO! MEEEERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
>
> CIC


For the year of 1950 VW imported only 330 Bugs into the US, and the decision to build an export model wasn't made until December 1946.

Production of VW's was in the British Sector, and very few Americans were exposed to the Bug.

The US didn't see noticeable amounts of VW Bugs until the mid 1950's

Notice the date at the bottom left corner of the photo.

HO HO HO !

Old Iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 25, 2020 11:20AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yummy ()
Date: December 25, 2020 12:49PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> ManyHappyReturns Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Very cool! Lots of old cars, a motorcycle
> pulling
> > a trailer and a whole line of employees. No VWs
> > though. That’s odd for that era. ...with a
> HEE
> > and a HA and a HO HO! MEEEERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
> >
> > CIC
>
>
> For the year of 1950 VW imported only 330 Bugs
> into the US, and the decision to build an export
> model wasn't made until December 1946.
>
> Production of VW's was in the British Sector, and
> very few Americans were exposed to the Bug.
>
> The US didn't see noticeable amounts of VW Bugs
> until the mid 1950's
>
> Notice the date at the bottom left corner of the
> photo.
>
> HO HO HO !
>
> Old Iron

Mid-1950s you say? Got that Sleepy?

Thx Old Iron. Good to know.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GTO 389 With No Brakes Or Steeri ()
Date: December 26, 2020 11:52PM

Bill Page in 1965 with new Pontiac's From 1965 Falls Church HS yearbook GTO's and Grand Prix's would get up and go but would not corner or stop , old man Bill must have originally been a Pontiac dealer and I do remember "Bill Page Pontiac" before any other brands
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HS Dropouts Corner ()
Date: December 27, 2020 12:27AM

HH Triumph in 1972 West Springfield HS yearbook No its not this guy...

He wore a Levi jacket with an eagle on the back

Rode a hopped up cycle that took off like a gun

That fool was the terror of highway number one

That Was DAJAX in 70 on his black ugly Harley Davidson 74 ridged frame 1950 panhead who made this punk look clean cut but DAJAX was not into dope or weed he just looked like hell he was a clean living nature boy with long hair

Bruce Hughit owned HH Triumph he was former FCPS high school teacher ,it was a popular motorcycle dealer on Backlick Road next to Payton Place who also sold Yamahas . Damm if I almost did spell it Trump if it was it would have been the fastest best bike on earth with sales in the millions putting all foreign imports to shame I can see myself on a Trump 1600 now saying Harley Davidson made of tin ride them out and push them in,instead of Honda Indian Yamaha Suzuki Kawasucki and the rest Bridgestone BSA Norton American Eagle Royal Enfield Matchless Ducatii Vincent Sears LOL Trumpet Damm.... Trump was there ! Ok so mine broke down a couple of times and I kicked it over one day yelling "F it ...wont start" but other then the oil it slung it was one hell of a ride was stock and beat and the biggest meanest cycle around then a real motorcycle in every way shape and form HD USA all the way !

Merry Christmas To All And Happy New Year
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Seriously People ()
Date: December 27, 2020 12:35AM

I had to look up how to spell a name I could spell forwards and backwards in my sleep ,that word is Triumph. I could not belive it had an H at the end . It just don't jive with TRUMP ! Trump 650 Bonnie dual carbs but lousy Amals and Lucas electrics sucked big time !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: No Choppers For Me ()
Date: December 27, 2020 12:50AM

To hard to control in a slide or emergency I liked the wide harley bars no drag bars either or pull downs or Ape Hangers The bars on that Trumpet chopper look like pull downs they sucked so did extend front forks in my old school book, cheapster suckers would add threaded slugs to the forks pushing them down the triple tree clamps to extend the front end , a real half ass way and very unsafe as they would not be as soild as the original forks or as good as mig tig or stick welded extensions a lot of vintage HDs and other bikes were chopped and ruined in the chopper fad that was big back then in the late 60's and 70's then came back even bigger just lately with all the custom bikes that instant bikers with a credit card went and came out as bikers with EZ rider grins . Back in the day you had to make all that shit and HD dealers only had a few add ons not like today with theirv walls covered all the chrome stick on crap instant wild bikers need for street creed , to each his own . Im just an old geezer bitchen cuz I dont have one anymore and am too scared to ride one today ! Ill stick to my cage

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 04, 2021 08:50PM

I-66 near Fairfax. Date unknown , probably 1980s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hey Thats Shorty ! ()
Date: January 04, 2021 09:57PM

I was his partner Ugly Slim in a back up Gran Fury 360 ci 4 barrel with the newer style red cherry on top, but missed the bad 440 I had prior , one thing about the VSP is they have always been sparten with the decals compared to many other states even and locals even today. Virginias finest the Virginia State Police ! Great photo catch Andy About 1981 Id say Rt 50 exit on I-66 It looks like

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yupper ()
Date: January 04, 2021 10:31PM

Hey Thats Shorty ! Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I was his partner Ugly Slim in a back up Gran Fury
> 360 ci 4 barrel with the newer style red cherry on
> top, but missed the bad 440 I had prior , one
> thing about the VSP is they have always been
> sparten with the decals compared to many other
> states even and locals even today. Virginias
> finest the Virginia State Police ! Great photo
> catch Andy About 1981 Id say Rt 50 exit on I-66
> It looks like

Very cool. Photo and the story. And it does look like old Rt 50 exit, heading east on 66. Thx all.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BTW Minimum Height ()
Date: January 05, 2021 01:05AM

Of a VSP trooper in 1975 was 5-9 weight was 159 max height 6-4 and weight 220 no waivers granted weigh and measure yourself carefully before applying, eye sight was 20-40 correctable in each eye max age was 33 , I was 21 and met the reqirements all of which have changed considerable today

"Virginia State Police , good evening sir may I see your drivers license and registration please , you have a rear left turn signal light out , sir I detect the odor of alcohol please step out of the Vehicle !"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 08, 2021 03:08PM

Appalachian outfitters Oakton Va. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: August 29 1979 ()
Date: January 08, 2021 03:55PM

The same day I took all the old pictures here , I cropped it so a bitchen contest would not start saying it was Sept 28 1979 as if anyone really cared , its a old pic and thats what we came to see Thx Andy

Ford Estate Wagon 460 V8 Volvo 78 Chevy and no ones pushing a beat up old German beater in off the street I actually did go in that store one time , too many weed smelling earth freaks, I had to split as I was about to ask for a map to coal and strip mines after I pulled in riding in my huge smoggy blue smoke emmiting gas guzzler smoking a big stinky cigar

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 08, 2021 04:59PM

1937 aerial with google map overlay shows the location of the old fairground racetrack off what is now Fairfax Blvd and Meredith Dr. Second picture is a close -up of that same 1937 aerial. Here’s a link to Fairfax County’s historical aerials: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0612f9deb6bb4f0a9fa5cdce0cc75144

I wonder what they raced on that track. Also, I assume there was more of the fairgrounds on the other side of [what is now Fairfax Blvd]. The third picture shows a 1922 aerial of what looks like the fairgrounds but I have a hard time matching up the two locations. The way Fairfax Blvd (Rt 50) diagonally cuts through the area always throws me off.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 08, 2021 06:02PM

More fairground thoughts. I guess I need a distraction.

What do you think about my ideas (noted on image) on the fairground boundaries, parking and the road used to the fairgrounds?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 16, 2021 04:16PM

Banks used auto parts route 1 south near the county line. When I smashed up the family car as a teenager my Dad got a replacement fender and hood here and made me swap the parts in our driveway.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: January 16, 2021 04:38PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Appalachian outfitters Oakton Va. Date unknown.


That is the way I remember it in the mid 1980's when I moved here. I can see the posting board where people post that they were going camping/hiking/fishing etc. on a certain date and were looking for people to join them. It was a real community back then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Remember That Board ()
Date: January 16, 2021 05:34PM

I thought it was for the aging 30 some hippies moving from communes to Fairfax looking for the same to share apts after they jobs with the feds working for the DEA and EPA

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: January 16, 2021 06:01PM

I Remember That Board Wrote:
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> I thought it was for the aging 30 some hippies
> moving from communes to Fairfax looking for the
> same to share apts after they jobs with the feds
> working for the DEA and EPA


There was a little bit of everything on that board. ;-)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: January 16, 2021 06:17PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Banks used auto parts route 1 south near the
> county line. When I smashed up the family car as a
> teenager my Dad got a replacement fender and hood
> here and made me swap the parts in our driveway.


Bank's was on Smoketown Road. Skip's was on Rt 1

Later on in the 1990's Banks moved because they paid the Banks family a ton of money for the land to develop commercial properties.

That photo was the Smoketown Road location.

In the begining Bank's started in Alexandria.

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Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: January 18, 2021 06:25PM

I was with the Pr Wm Co gov't when the Smoketown Rd Banks Auto location had been sold and was being excavated for environmental contamination. The stuff old man Banks had illegally buried on-site was amazing. The biggest thing was an entire schoolbus!

What we were really looking was toxic waste or petroleum products. Surprisingly we found very little, mostly substances that leaked from the junked cars. Some contaminated dirt had to be hauled away to a toxic waste disposal facility, but we were expecting much worse.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Olander And Margaret Banks Park ()
Date: January 18, 2021 07:46PM

Mr. Olander and Mrs Margaret Banks lived in Fairfax County on a fenced 10 acerlot on Old Telegraph Rd by Hayfield Sec. just behind the newer Telegraph Rd (still old) in a modest brick home with a BBQ pit small pool and grass, They bought it in 1957 . Not at all what a man that had his money at the end of his Junkyard King time would live in today . He donated it to the Fairfax County Park authority then lived on it until Mr Banks passed in 2011 , Its the Olender and Margaret Banks Park today, a perpetual green space with some tennis courts planned in the Kingstown area today DAJAX

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/plandev/master-plans/banks_mp052511.pdf

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Posted by: Banks and blow ()
Date: January 18, 2021 11:12PM

I loved stomping around the banks yard, both on smoketown and later in Fredericksburg....at least back when a trip down there and back didn’t require 5 hours of road time. I thought I heard or read they got hammered for coke dealing or whatever out of that place? The sons and or family.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D. Dell.gxy ()
Date: January 22, 2021 06:24PM

Good Ole TOP’S Drive In......Man, You didn’t dare drive in there on a Friday or Saturday afternoon and REV - UP your engine.....You would have some car’s rolling out behind you, just waiting to BLOW YOUR FENDERS OFF !! The Movie “American Grafiti” is real close to how it was back then, at Top’s. I actually saw guy’s towing their drag racing cars and parking them nearby and just waiting for some “CLOWN” to say he couldn’t be beat. Man those were some good times ! Fairfax circle was an ACTUAL CIRCLE at that time and one night a guy pulled in with his circle track race car, coming from Manassas speedway, and he unloaded it and did laps around the circle !!! YEP...The Cops came and chased him down U.S. 50 !!!!! Man....TOP’S WAS AWESOME !!!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: J Ti... P. Do and Dot... FCPD ()
Date: January 22, 2021 07:25PM

WE know , we were the coppers who chased the punk , it was a real gas man , you dug it, so did we
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Circle ()
Date: January 22, 2021 08:14PM

D. Dell.gxy Wrote:
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> Good Ole TOP’S Drive In......Man, You didn’t
> dare drive in there on a Friday or Saturday
> afternoon and REV - UP your engine.....You would
> have some car’s rolling out behind you, just
> waiting to BLOW YOUR FENDERS OFF !! The Movie
> “American Grafiti” is real close to how it was
> back then, at Top’s. I actually saw guy’s
> towing their drag racing cars and parking them
> nearby and just waiting for some “CLOWN” to
> say he couldn’t be beat. Man those were some
> good times ! Fairfax circle was an ACTUAL CIRCLE
> at that time and one night a guy pulled in with
> his circle track race car, coming from Manassas
> speedway, and he unloaded it and did laps around
> the circle !!! YEP...The Cops came and chased
> him down U.S. 50 !!!!! Man....TOP’S WAS
> AWESOME !!!!!!!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr Well Done Sirloiner ()
Date: January 22, 2021 10:19PM

Im sure it was fun for duck tailed HS dropout greasers to eat at Tops in their hot rods , but it was more fun for later long haired commie punks to blow weed and get high then steal munchies and beer from a 7-11 making a get away in their V dubs with Democrat stickers on the bumper

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Phil ()
Date: January 24, 2021 11:50AM

A old HS buddy of mine sent me this pic of the F-stop camera store in Annandale he thinks it is from 1972
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Posted by: Annandale Phil ()
Date: January 24, 2021 12:09PM


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Posted by: We Have Discussed That Here ()
Date: January 24, 2021 03:27PM

And it was decided that was where they filmed "My Favorite Martian " just in time for various strange human forms to begin appearing with comical looking ragged clothing long hair speaking of wars and peace burning flags reeking of marijuana and cheap wine beer and other refreshments while having sexual intercourse with casual bypassing strangers.

50 years later and they are well dressed polite bald mostly retired stockbrokers , woodcutters, farmers, ranchers, cowboys, oil rig roustabouts, lawyers politicians coal and other miners, government employees ,ship captains, teachers, US military ,child care workers, professors ,chefs , artists, rock stars, judges, actors, truckers, train engineers, bus drivers, hard hats, doctors, nurses, unsung hero's and heroines, police ,cooks, fire and rescue, professionals, clock and watch makers, hard workers, auto technicians, skilled tradespeople, mothers , fathers, grandparents and great grannys and daddy's, scientists and successful business people and US taxpayers and always US patriots

All who the young now call "Boomers " as a insult even as they lamely try to imitate them with great envy of what their generation did, as they were the first to accept that all people of every race , religion color, gender and sex preference were all together equal as humans upon this earth . In their day and age this great American generation was often lumped together and called simply , Those American "Hippies"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: edudv ()
Date: January 24, 2021 03:42PM

We Have Discussed That Here Wrote:
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> And it was decided that was where they filmed "My
> Favorite Martian " just in time for various
> strange human forms to begin appearing with
> comical looking ragged clothing long hair speaking
> of wars and peace burning flags reeking of
> marijuana and cheap wine beer and other
> refreshments while having sexual intercourse with
> casual bypassing strangers.
>
> 50 years later and they are well dressed polite
> bald mostly retired stockbrokers , woodcutters,
> farmers, ranchers, cowboys, oil rig roustabouts,
> lawyers politicians coal and other miners,
> government employees ,ship captains, teachers, US
> military ,child care workers, professors ,chefs ,
> artists, rock stars, judges, actors, truckers,
> train engineers, bus drivers, hard hats, doctors,
> nurses, unsung hero's and heroines, police ,cooks,
> fire and rescue, professionals, clock and watch
> makers, hard workers, auto technicians, skilled
> tradespeople, mothers , fathers, grandparents and
> great grannys and daddy's, scientists and
> successful business people and US taxpayers and
> always US patriots
>
> All who the young now call "Boomers " as a insult
> even as they lamely try to imitate them with great
> envy of what their generation did, as they were
> the first to accept that all people of every race
> , religion color, gender and sex preference were
> all together equal as humans upon this earth . In
> their day and age this great American generation
> was often lumped together and called simply ,
> Those American "Hippies"



No, they pretty much fucked everything up for their kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will go down in history as the most selfish generation ever. It was all about them and continues to be so.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 25, 2021 02:08PM

repost, probably.
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Posted by: Such A Sad Soul ()
Date: January 25, 2021 05:21PM

To post such stereotypical lies as racist haters would post , about kind and good hippies who were of all races and religions, a tragic picture of hate itself in print that mirrors the hate today of others that has so deeply divided this nation because she lost , no wish of peace can cure the posters sickness , the cure lies in their own nature where they will self commit themselves to the darkness from which they came when the well of government aid runs dry.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 30, 2021 04:35PM

2027 Pimmit drive Falls Church Va then and now
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