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January, 2013:

Leon Sweet – Sweet’s Chocolates – Sold From Alaska to Australia – Silverbow Paint Company – Wall Dog Frank Meinhart – Butte, MT

July 2009 © Vincenzo Aiosa

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But with an orange hue, it revealed “Sweet’s Chocolates.”

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So I took this image below,

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and unskewed it –

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and then performed the same hue saturation filters to reveal the sign below:

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Upon further research, I found this slogan in a recently published book about Richmond, VA  (Richmond, Arcadia Books, 2011)

Made in Salt Lake – From ‘Richmond’ By Cheri Housley, Marie Lundgreen, Kathy Jones (Arcadia Publishing, 2011)

Then I discovered an article by Leon Sweet about the confection industry in October 1918 issue of The Utah Payroll Builder, as well as an ad for Sweet’s Chocolates & an anecdote about the “largest electric sign in Utah.”

Google Books

Utah Payroll Builder Volumes 5 & 6, 1917-1918

From the Utah Payroll Builder

From the Sweet Candy Company website:

Leon Sweet started the Sweet Candy Company in Portland, Oregon. The early varieties Leon offered for sale had two distinguishing characteristics: they were made mostly by hand, and people loved them. Customers loved Sweet’s candies back then for the same reason they love them today—quality.

Leon moved the operation from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon relocation, he merged several small specialty stores into one general manufacturing company. Over the years, Sweet’s has become more innovative and more automated, embracing technology to create better and even more delicious products.

The Sweet Candy Company moved into a state-of-the-art, 180,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility. The new factory is located three miles south of the Salt Lake International Airport.

Sweet Candy Company is still a family-owned and operated American company. The third, fourth and fifth generations of the family are actively involved in the daily operations of the business. Sweet’s distributes more than 250 quality candy items nationally and internationally—in bulk, bags, and boxes. Sweet’s is still known for its quality candy and world-class customer service. We thank our customers for your business and support all these years. We look forward to supplying you with your favorite Sweet’s for another 100 years. – Sweet’s Candy Company Website

Harry L. Hanson – Plumbing & Heating – Grand Hotel – July 2009 – Butte, MT

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Smoke Dry Climate Cigars – Wall Dog, Frank Meinhart – Butte, MT

July 2009 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

A little research unveiled one Frank Meinhart who not only painted signs but was a well known Montana wildlife artist, even exhibiting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.. Northwest Digital Archives has a comprehensive bio of Frank as well as photos of his various signs.The Ghost Sign Weekly – Montana’s Fading Ads

Louis Baunach – Prime Meats – New Sauerkraut – circa Early 1900s – Possibly Richmond Hill or Ridgewood, Queens

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According to genealogy website Mocavo, A “Louis Baunach was born on September 10, 1879 and died on February, 1969 at the age of 90…. Louis’s last known place of residence was Richmond Hill, Queens County, New York.” I am not certain that this is the same Louis Baunach as in this image, which Vincenzo and I bought in a second-hand story in Fishs Eddy, NY almost two decades ago. It is also unclear as to whether or not these images were taken in Queens. Feel free to help solve this mystery.

URBAN EYE: NYCs Vanishing Landmarks: 1995 Video Time Capsule with Jerry Rio – YouTube

NYC Vanishing Landmarks: A 1995 video time capsule – The Urban Eye pt. 1

NYC Vanishing Landmarks: A 1995 video time capsule- The Urban Eye pt. 2

Documentary about the changing urban backdrop of New York City from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Sleazy 70’s footage and more. Join your host Jerry Rio as he takes you on a nostalgic tour as he explores the disappearing icons of this metropolis and find out what New Yorkers think about unchecked development and the corporate homogenization that has altered and destroyed much of the uniqueness of the New York City landscape. – Uploaded on Dec 28, 2010 by THYRDEYE

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Kehoe’s Hat Box – Men & Boy’s Wear – 106 N. Main – Around The Corner – Butte, MT

July 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Union Hall – Missoula, MT

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Rocky Book Store – Adult Theatre – Butte, MT – July 2009

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The Kenwood – Sullivan Plumbing & Heating – Coca-Cola – Butte, MT

July 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Silver Dollar Bar – Montana Hotel – Missoula, MT

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