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Fred Lynch

Midweek Mystery: Phone Booth at Capaha Park

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 7:30 AM

A man is standing next to a telephone booth at Capaha Park. Frony shot the picture, but we don't know why. The car appears to be from the 1940s.


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  • Looks like the guy is checking his email from a remote hotspot, maybe he is trying to send a message...

    Does that car have suicide doors?

    -- Posted by bobby62914 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 8:10 AM
  • Are you sure that is Capaha Park?

    -- Posted by martlet1 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 8:35 AM
  • The car is a Plymouth and appears to be a 46-48 model. All 4 door Plymouths during these years DID have suicide doors

    -- Posted by stevenbrookins on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 10:06 AM
  • I dunno, but from what I've learned about "One-Shot Frony" in the last few-years is that he didn't NEED a reason, maybe? A "spur-of-the-moment" photographer---the BEST-kind!

    Kinda like a Norman Rockwell with a camera, instead of a paint-brush?

    -- Posted by donknome-2 on Wed, Sep 29, 2010, at 12:00 PM
  • May I guess?

    The phone booth had just been installed and the caption was; "Why send a letter that takes a week when you can send your message immediately via phone".

    -- Posted by mo_ky_fellow on Thu, Sep 30, 2010, at 9:21 PM
  • It is Sam Drucker showing Mr Douglas his new - on the ground phone, nickels not inculded.

    Houses on the left are on the south side of Broadway which in now the green area in front of Southeast Hospital.

    -- Posted by Solelicious on Fri, Oct 1, 2010, at 4:22 PM
  • I would also say that the houses on the right are an Perry ave. and the phone booth was on the upper part right in the area of the entrance of Capaha pool is now.

    -- Posted by Solelicious on Fri, Oct 1, 2010, at 4:52 PM