#TBT - Gold Teeth and a curse for this town...

Here are some vintage ABQ photos found on the internet tubes!

"Gold teeth and a curse for this town were all in my mouth.
Only I don't know how they got out, dear.
Turn me back into the pet I was when we met.
I was happier then with no mind-set."

New Slang - Los Shins



Masonic Temple 

The Franciscan

Los Shins 

Los Shins - New Slang from Brian Fejer on Vimeo.

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Comment by Phil_0 on April 6, 2017 at 7:19pm

The Franciscan was such a cool building. I'm glad some of these old buildings are still with us. Pity the Nunzio's sky-pizza thing never really caught on, though.

Comment by DCMc on April 6, 2017 at 9:39pm

Those are amazing. Does anyone know what Jane Fonda was doing here?

Great to see  Living Batch again.

Comment by Debby S on April 7, 2017 at 7:38am

I think old pictures (and post cards) like these are both fascinating and charming. I doubt that the photo of the original cast of Saturday Night Live was taken here in the area, and maybe not the one with the woman who looks like Jane Fonda, but all the rest of the pictures probably were. It's cool that some of the buildings are still here, and some buildings have been upgraded and modernized, too. On the other hand, I'm glad I'm not living in an era when indoor plumbing was practically a miracle :)  Please keep posting such pictures!

Comment by contrastlife on April 7, 2017 at 9:02am

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Brian Fejer on April 7, 2017 at 11:11am

That is actually Jane Fonda! 

On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia as necessary to victory in the Vietnam War, spurring protests at 350 colleges. On May 4, at Kent State University, four students were killed by the Ohio National Guard during an antiwar protest. The news media showed an indelible photo of a woman on one knee in shock, mouth open, arms awry, a dead body before her. The deaths were protested at colleges and universities across the United States. Four dead in Ohio ...

On the same day, in Albuquerque, actress and antiwar activist Jane Fonda spoke at a rally at the University of New Mexico and joined 150 students in a march to the home of UNM President Ferrel Heady on campus. Among their demands was removal of ROTC from the campus and more scholarships for Native American students. Although Heady agreed the Student Union Building (SUB) could remain open as a meeting place, he refused to meet with the students and Fonda, resulting in a call for a student strike the next day. Be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box ...


Comment by misterhinkydink on April 7, 2017 at 11:13am
Comment by Monica on April 7, 2017 at 2:10pm

I am in love with these photos! Where did you find them? Also, was there a back story on the SNL cast and Bill Murray wearing the UNM shirt?

Comment by Adelita on April 7, 2017 at 9:39pm

What a fun post! Thanks!

Comment by Donald George on August 19, 2017 at 3:22pm

I believe the fourth picture from the top is the building at Seventh St NW and Tijeras. When I went to Saint Mary's, it was a grocery store and we used to buy candy there. I think all the children of the proprietor went to Saint Mary's.

Comment by Donald George on August 19, 2017 at 3:33pm

Ninth picture from the top is Saint Mary grade school which was replaced by the current school on the southwest corner of Sixth St and Tijeras NW. The current building was first used in the fall of 1948. I remember that the old sandstone school building was torn down in the summer of 1948. It didn't have indoor plumbing. The restrooms for boys and girls was a brick structure between the school building and the high school on seventh st. Deplorable condition wouldn't start to describe that facility. Something like that wouldn't be tolerated today, but the parish had many businessmen and professional who had enough influence to keep the firetrap of a school and the not much more than an outhouse in use for many years. 


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