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May, 2012:

Spanish Löwenbraü Mural Ad Circa 1970s – Inwood, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Fading Ads of New York City | New York Public Library | Mid-Manhattan Library | BiblioCommons | Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Author @ the Library:“Fading Ads of New York City, with Frank H. Jump, acclaimed photographer and urban documentarian.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Mid-Manhattan Library (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs

This illustrated lecture documents the fading ads that are visible, but less often seen, all over New York.  Disappearing from the sides of buildings or hidden by new construction, these signs are remnants of lost eras of New York’s life.  They weave together the city’s unique history, culture, environment and society and tell the stories of the businesses, places and people whose lives transpired among them—the story of New York itself.  This photo-documentary is also a study of time and space, of mortality and living, as the author’s campaign to capture the ads mirrors his own struggle with HIV. Experience the ads—shot with vintage Kodachrome film—and the meaning they carry through his lens.

Fading Ads of New York City | New York Public Library | BiblioCommons.

PS 119 Amersfort School – Brooklyn Children sing Dutch folksong to Prime Minister of Netherlands

PS 119 Amersfort School – Magnet School of Global & Ethical Studies – Children sing Dutch folksong “Daar was laatst een meisje loos” to Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of Netherlands at the Brooklyn Wyckoff House on September 20, 2009

Railroad AND… Sign – Greenpoint Avenue – Brooklyn


South side of street b/w Franklin Street & Manhattan Avenue © Frank H. Jump

ABC – Novelty Polyethylene Bags – 1999 — 2012 -Williamsburg, Brooklyn

June 1999 © Frank H. Jump

Previously posting @ FAB on February 8, 2008

March 2012 © Frank H. Jump


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Anderson Furniture & Rugs – Manhattan Avenue – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

Greenpoint Hair Salon Storefront

© Frank H. Jump

Bushmills Painted Ad – Colossal Media – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

iPhone shots © Frank H. Jump

iPhone shots © Frank H. Jump

Harvey Milk Lives – Happy Birthday Harvey Milk – Omega Oil – Watercolor – Sandra Walker

Harvey Milk Lives - Graffiti in lower right quadrant © Sandra Walker, RI

  •  Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) – Wikipedia