On the way to visit my mom at the nursing home, we were drawn to Coney Island for some reason. Yes, I did have a craving for Nathans and that played heavily into our decision to make a detour before heading out to Manhattan Beach. When we got there we were surprised to see so many people. Apparently today was opening day! Yes, Spring is definitely here. Sorry we missed all the Cyclone drama.
Fay Sturtevant Lincoln, known professionally as F. S. Lincoln, was an architectural photographer active from the 1930s to the 1950s in New York City, Long Island, New York State, and with commissions in Charleston, South Carolina, and Williamsburg, Virginia. – Penn State University Libraries
Vincenzo and I have passed by this corner countless times while driving up Bedford Avenue from end to end. Today we had to stop and look at it with new eyes of wonder. We both have known about Bedford Avenue’s history with automobile dealers since Brooklyn transitioned from a horse-town to an automobile town. Other remnants like the Studebaker showroom building and the Avenue D Oldsmobile derelict neon are stunning examples of this past. In researching the building, I found a Brownstoner article from November 2011 that features the topmost image from F.S. Lincoln. Now, since I’ve posted this, the odds are this building will disappear within a year. I’m bad luck. I don’t recommend hiring me for taking pics of your new home, wedding or newborn. This has been my personal Twilight Zone saga since I’ve started documenting fading ads. Not all of the images I’ve shot are gone thankfully.
THE DICKSON CITY BOROUGH SCHOOL District solicits sealed bids for the furnishing of Janitors’ Supplies of the Second Class for the School Year 1938 – 37. Lists of supplies can be secured from the Secretary. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A certified check of 10 per cent of the amount of the bid shall accompany each bid. All bids to be In the hands of the Secretary. John J. Turock. on July 1. 1936. at 7:30 P. M., at which time they shall be opened and read at an Adjourned Regular Meeting of the Board In the Board Room. JOHN J. TUROCK, Secretary, 1301 Main Street, Dickson City, Pa. – June 24, 1936 – The Scranton Republican from Scranton, Pennsylvania · Page 30
H.J. Stoll & Sons Inc. – Feeds & Concentrates – Montgomery Brothers – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent – Howie Schechter
The building pictured is located on NW Marshall. “H. J. STOLL & SONS was formed on 1938-01-17 in Oregon by ROBERT F STOLL located at 2320 SE GRAND AVE, PORTLAND, OR, 97214. It is no longer active.” – Business Profiles dot com
H.J. Stoll is a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Oregon Feed & Grain Association.
Monta – Via Maccalle
My friend Willemieke Molenaar showed me these photos she took last summer while on vacation in Piemonte. They were taken in Monta, South East of Torino….The fading ad is a portrait of Benito himself, still there from WW-II times. If you look carefully you can see bullet holes in the wall. Supposedly the portrait is regularly being shot at, I guess to show how people feel about it. Curious what you think about it!
Gaia [Son, Lowlands Correspondent]
Lingotto, Torino – Via Nizza
La Patria non si nega ma si conquista – Mussolini A. XIV
Don’t deny your country but conquer it (or conquer for it)
Today my Dad and I had lunch for my birthday and he gave me a birthday bag of goodies. Here are two of the items. He used to work for Pan Am so he still has some memorabilia laying around.
The China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific air service from San Francisco to Manila in November, 1935. Built at a cost of $417,000 by the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore, Maryland, it was delivered to Pan Am on October 9, 1935.
Cover flown on the “China Clipper” on the first commercial transpacific flight from Alameda, CA, to Manila, PI (FAM 14) November 22–29, 1935 On November 22, 1935 it took off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean. – Wikipedia
In my birthday gift bag my dad gave me, there was also this unused Pan Am matchbook.
Lion Match Co. — Located in Chicago, IL, known in later years as Lion Corporation of America. It originally started business in 1917, in Brooklyn, NY, and began using the Safety First footer wording in 1922. Today, this company produces a general advertising specialty line. It ceased primary matchcover production in 1995, but still produces advertising specialities. - Matchbook Covers dot com