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Beshar’s Rugs & Antiques – Robert P. Beshar Obituary – NYTimes – Bronx, NY – J. O’Shaughnessy

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Robert Peter Beshar, 86, died peacefully at home in Somers, New York on April 16, 2014…In 1993, Bob became President of his family’s rug and antiques business, Beshar’s, in New York City. Bob’s interests were varied and intense. A love of decorative arts — bronzes, china, jewelry, clocks. He liked to say: “the hand shapes the mind.” Reading novels late into the night — convinced there was more truth in fiction than in non-fiction. Telling a great story over dinner and challenging children, grandchildren and startled guests to “sing for their supper.”  – NYTimes Obituary

The Historic Shops & Restaurants of New York By Ellen Williams, Steve Radlauer

The Historic Shops & Restaurants of New York
By Ellen Williams, Steve Radlauer (The Little Bookroom, 2002)

Home of the [Beautiful] Rug Cleaning Lusterlog Revisited – East 138th & Canal Place – Bronx, NY – J. O’Shaughnessy

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Lorraine Motel – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Memphis, TN – Estelle Saltiel-Pardo

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National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis TN

Where Dr. King checked into the Lorraine Motel – © Estelle Saltiel-Pardo

Can a man love God and hate his brother? – National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN

© Estelle Saltiel-Pardo

Scene from a Rockaway Park Fire Escape

© Frank H. Jump

Jacob Riis Park Beach Panorama – Walking Into A Different Dimension From Rockaway Park


I grew up coming to this beach. In 1976, I would bicycle to Riis Beach regularly, chain it to the nursing home fence, wave hello to some of the patients hanging out of the window watching the multitudes of free spirits, take off all of my clothes, spread a blanket and have instant friends. Some of the elderly patients from the nursing home would wander out and walk amongst the living. And we were living. It was a magic summer when tall ships were sailing up the harbor and everyone was tuned into one disco station WBLS. The beach shook from the dancing. It was a slice of heaven. It was before the plague and we were carefree and expressing our freedom freely. Halcyon days.

Coquina Clams on Rockaway Beach (Donax fossor) – Frank H. Jump

These bivalves rarely exceed an inch long and are indicators of a healthy beach. – Beach Chair Scientist

Music by Philip Glass based on Bowie’s V2-Schneider – Heroes

© Frank H. Jump

Welcome To Rockaway [Beach] – Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Happy 80th Birthday Willy Jump – Menorah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Suze & Dubonnet Ads – Florac, FR – Gaia Son

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© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Verre et bouteille de Suze – Picasso

La Compagnie Singer – Machines à Coudre – The Singer Company – Sewing Machines – Saint-Plaisir, FR – Gaia Son

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Moulins, 5 Rue Wagram (now a Samsonite store) © Gaia Son

Author : Chéret, Jules (1836-1932). Illustrator -Editor : [imp. J. Chéret] [Paris] – Format : lithography ; 130 x 94 cm

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