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Ridley & Co of New York – Established in 1806 – Off Queens Blvd on 34th Street

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Confectioners Journal – July 1922 – p.127

Depiction of original Ridley & C0 store established in 1806 on Chamber Street, NYC – From New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities (Google eBook)

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Le Comte & Co Revisited – Red Hook, Brooklyn

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© Frank H. Jump

“Tin Cans, Galvanized Iron & Terne Plate Drums for Export & Domestic Grade…”

[Auto] Storage – SE Stark – Portland, OR – Featured Fade, Howie Schechter

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Just found this in Portland in industrial SE. Was an automotive storage warehouse, then a service shop for ambulances and now an urban winery (of course). Happy Pesach, baby!! – Howie Schechter

Chelsea Fading Ad Photoshoot with WSJ Photographer, Mark Abramson

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© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

  • Signs of Times Past and Passing by Lana Bortolot for the Wall Street Journal - Dec 9th, 2011

Wall Street Journal – article by Lana Bortolot

Seal – North Carolina Tobacco – Denver, CO

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Ranid Life Cycles – Pocono Frog Pond – Widespread Frogspawn

Frogspawn © Frank H. Jump

Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. - Wikipedia

Dead frog that didn’t survive the winter © Frank H. Jump

Frogspawn © Frank H. Jump

Frogs’ embryos are typically surrounded by several layers of gelatinous material. When several eggs are clumped together, they are collectively known as frogspawn. The jelly provides support and protection while allowing the passage of oxygen,carbon dioxide and ammonia. It absorbs moisture and swells on contact with water. After fertilization, the innermost portion liquifies to allow free movement of the developing embryo. In certain species, such as the Northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora) and the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), symbiotic unicellular green algae are present in the gelatinous material. It is thought that these may benefit the developing larvae by providing them with extra oxygen through photosynthesis.Wikipedia

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Adamba Imports – Founded in 1985 – Lorimer Street – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Greenwich Fixture Co., Inc. – Store Interiors – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Dobbin Street © Vincenzo Aiosa

Featured Fade – Saddle Horses For Sale – Del’Osso Farms, Lathrop CA – Ilene Browning

© Ilene Browning

© Ilene Browning

Back in 2009, Enzo and I were on our cross-country tour in our RV and we passed this at about 60 miles an hour and could not figure out how to turn around and get it. My high school buddy Ilene said she lived around there and would snap it for me. It’s only been five years, but it was worth the wait. Thank you Ilene!

Del’Osso farms has the worlds largest corn maze at halloween and site of the Mud Run. – Ilene Browning

Royal Lace Paper Works, Inc – Lorimer Street – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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LIFE Magazine – October 10, 1955 – Google Books

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Life Magazine – April 26, 1954 – Google Books – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

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 Available in many gay, colorful and completely new patterns [that] never fades, never curls.