British rock and roll musicians Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page, the singer and guitarist of the rock and roll group Led Zeppelin, read up on their horoscopes at a Howard Johnson’s hotel restaurant called ‘The Barn,’ during the band’s second American tour, Boston, Massachusetts, late May, 1969.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

From our stacks: Cover of I Scream-You Scream-We All Scream for Ice Cream by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll and Robert King. New York:Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1927.

Howard Johnson’s Restaurant, undisclosed location.  Another image from the defunct actionlog Flickr account, which said this photo is from 1954.  Let’s hope that guy walking across the grass is looking for a contact lens or something, and that he didn’t eat too many clam strips.

Requiem for a clam strip: Last 2 HoJo restaurants soldier on

Ritzi Mitzi sheet music Something Very Snappy! Words by Howard Johnson. Music by Con Conrad and Irving Bibo. Leo Feist popular edition. Copyright 1923. Sheet music no. 5223-3. Piano arrangement and lyrics.

“Mitzi was Ritzi and so polite she used to put on the swell” [first line]. “Mitzi what makes you Ritz me so Mitzi you know it hits me so” [first line of chorus].