I appreciate the efforts to restore these ads but I wish they would just leave them alone. Many are not nearly as aesthetically pleasing than the original fade (i.e. Phillips, Harlingen NL).
Den Haag Repaint – P. v. Osselen Automobielen Garage – Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son
Facial casts of Nias islanders, J.P. Kleiweg de Zwaan, 1910 – A Post-Colonial Simulacrum – Dutch History Exhibit – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Gaia Son
Why do these men look so unhappy and violated?
After 1900, the colonial-military expansion of power in the Dutch East Indies opened it up as an unparalleled area of activity for Europeans. This also applied to the Dutch anthropologist J.P. Kleiweg de Zwaan, who conducted research on the physical characteristics of ethnic groups. During a 1910 expedition on Nias he covered the faces of a group of living men with plaster to record their appearance. Numbered casts of these plaster moulds were made in the Netherlands. – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Other Concord Painting signs featured on FAB:
- Fortunoff’s Sign’s Wall Dog Revealed – November 12, 2009
- 1650 Broadway – The Best Known Address in the Entertainment World – Concord Sign Co. - August 22, 2011
Aug 22nd, 2011
Rigger License # 5652
CONCORD PAINTING INC
212 382 1100
600 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Jacobs Garage – Dr. Jim’s Lofts – 3450 SE Alder – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent, Howie Schechter
Notes from an Early Assistance Appointment held in 2012 (EA 12-120164) identified the building being constructed in 1919 as a warehouse and/or garage, with a 1961 variance (VZ 38-61) allowing the building to be occupied as a nonconforming printing plant and warehouse. – City of Portland, Oregon – Bureau of Development Services – Land Use Services – April 5, 2013
According to the developer, Dr. Jim:
The Dr. Jim’s Lofts imaginatively adapted a turn-of-the-century Standard Dairy building into four single-family lofts ranging from an airy 2-bedroom to a cavernous 4-bedroom. CHANGING PORTLAND 3000FT AT A TIME.
Lasschen is the old-fashioned way of writing ‘lassen’, which means ‘welding’. So ‘Electr. lasschen’ is electric welding.
I am rather overwhelmed with the fact that you are featuring me on your blog so many times in a row. Happy that you like my photos, honored to be your guest blogger! – Gaia Son
It is my pleasure to feature your outstanding photographs!