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April, 2015:

Inside a Grape Hyacinth – Muscari neglectum

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE of iPhone 6+ with plastic hand lens © Frank H. Jump

Muscari neglectum is a perennial bulbous plant, one of a number of species and genera known as Grape Hyacinth and in particular Common Grape Hyacinth. Muscari are perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia. They produce spikes of dense, commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant, for example, in temperate climates as a spring bulb. – Wikipedia

Manhattan Lighting & Fixture Company – Coney Island Ave. – Sheephead Bay, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

Sunrise National Bank – Baldwin, LI

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Rocky Point Discount Tires – Firestone Tires – Rocky Point, LI

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Waste Not – Want Not – More Vintage WWI United States Food Administration Propaganda Posters

Vintage WWI poster

Vintage WWI poster

Vintage United States Food Administration Propaganda Posters – WWI

USFA Vintage Poster


Just Eat It – Food Waste Movie – Vintage Food Waste Propaganda Poster

Vintage Propaganda Poster

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. – foodwastemovie dot com


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The Kinetic Blower – Kinetic Engineering Co. – Organ Blower – Sixth Street Community Synagogue

Formerly a Lutheran Church – East 6th Street, East Village © Vincenzo Aiosa

1910 Ad Organ Blower Kinetic Engineering Company Music – Original Print Ad © Amazon

The Kinetic Blower from Kinetic Engineering Co, Philadelphia, PA – old blower for church organ – Spring Street Flickr Photostream [www.flickr.com/photos/39springst/5614559870/]

Mayflower Presbyterian Church, Pacific Grove, CA -www.mayflowerpres.org/pipe_organ/pipeOrgan.shtml] – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

Mayflower Presbyterian Church, Pacific Grove, CA -www.mayflowerpres.org/pipe_organ/pipeOrgan.shtml] – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

The church organ at the Sixth Street Synagogue belonged to the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which was associated with the General Slocum disaster of 1904.

On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City. At the time of the accident she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (German Americans from Little Germany, Manhattan) to a church picnic. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum disaster was the New York area’s worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the September 11, 2001 attacks. – Wikipedia

Borden’s Dairy Facility – Ralph Avenue – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Wasp Bathing in Pollen – Amersfoort, NL – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son