Today’s featured image appears to be a view of a grand opening at an Isaly’s Ice Cream and Deli Shoppe in an unknown location on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA. The photo was taken by Paul Slantis a photographer who worked for the City and was active from 1946 to ’56. All of the vehicles in the picture apparently were manufactured in the pre-war period which would date this picture to the early post-war period.
William Isaly founded his Ice Creme and Deli Shoppe chain in Mansfield, Ohio in 1902. The Company Headquarters were later moved to Pittsburgh and at its peak had over three-hundred stores. Following a long period of a decline in sales, the last outlet closed in 1995.
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