Fading Ad Blog Rotating Header Image

Vintage Ad Agency Artwork – from the archives of Douglas Leigh

Douglas Leigh archives circa 1950s

O. Frumin & Sons – Scrap Iron – Metals – Chattanooga, TN

© Frank H. Jump

Institute of Scrap Iron & Steel, 1949

Frumin, Sylvia
Family Operated Frumin Scrap Metal
Friday, March 12, 2004
Sylvia Sher Frumin, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 2004.

Born on June 27, 1914, in New York, Mrs. Frumin lived in Birmingham, Ala., from infancy until 1937, when she married Abe Frumin and moved to Chattanooga. She currently resided in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe. Abe Frumin, along with his late brother Jake, operated Frumin Scrap Metal in Chattanooga for many years.

Survivors include sons, Harvey Frumin and wife, Rita of Farmington Hills, Mich., Fulton “Butch” Frumin and wife, Susan of Dothan, Ala., Marshall Frumin and wife, Charlett of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Steven, Jeffrey, Beth, Zaron, Jonathan and Kim Frumin and Dori Frumin Kirshner and husband, David; brother, Frank Sher and wife, Marilee of Memphis; sisters-in-law, Sally Sher of Birmingham and Sema Frumin of Coconut Creek, Fla.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at B’nai Zion Cemetery in Chattanooga with Rabbi Joseph Davidson of Congregation B’nai Zion officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Hadassah or to Congregation B’nai Zion. – The Chattanoogan dot com

Fonville Jeweler & Gifts – Pecos, TX

© Frank H. Jump

Katz’s Wurst Fabric – LES, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

And physical artifacts weren’t the only antiques discovered at the project site. The clearance work has, however, afforded a unique ghost advertisement for old Katz’s Deli. Much of the lettering is faded, but “Katz’s Fabric” is still legible. It’s missing the word “Wurst,” though, the same language that appears on its Ludlow frontage. This was likely the exterior of the restaurant decades before the now-demolished row of retail was built. – Bowery Boogie – February 19, 2016

View of Broadway and West 66th Street – Douglas Leigh Archive – Hotel Dauphin, Kitchenettes – NYC

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – Douglas Leigh Archive

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – View of Hotel Dauphin and former configuration of intersections in front of Lincoln Center – Douglas Leigh Archive

The Dauphin Hotel was an establishment located on the west block front of Broadway between 66th Street and 67th Street. In 1958 the ballroom of the hotel was behind Julia Murphy’s Bar. The Dauphin Hotel was demolished as part of the excavation for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. By 1964, the site was taken by the Empire Mutual Insurance Group building. This edifice also occupied the space where the Marie Antoinette Hotel previously stood. – Wikipedia

F.W. Woolworth’s Repaint Revisited – Carbondale, PA

This has faded considerably since I first posted it over 8 years ago on this blog © Frank H. Jump

Previously posted:

Yeilding’s – Your Friendly Department Store – Established 1876 – Birmingham, AL

© Frank H. Jump

Figuring out when the Yeilding’s signs appeared on the building’s rear façade is complicated because the expansive brick wall has hosted a series of painted ads. A close inspection reveals traces of the words “Baking,” “Cake” and “Butter” in the beige paint from an early mural. By the late 1910s or early 1920s, they had been covered by a colorful ad for Snowdrift, “the perfect shortening,” that stretched two and a half stories up the wall. – Charles Buchanan, Fading Ads of Birmingham (History Press, 2012)

Baking – Cake – Butter © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Coca-Cola Ads From Different Eras – Birmingham, AL

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Unknown furniture ad below © Frank H. Jump

Monroe Calculating Machine – Stenocord Secretary – Duplicators – Alexandria, Egypt – Iman R. Abdulfattah

Abdulfattah Alexandrian Triptych © Iman R. Abdulfattah – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

© Iman R. Abdulfattah – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

© Iman R. Abdulfattah – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

© Iman R. Abdulfattah – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

Mike’s Sharpening Truck – Brooklyn Heights, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump