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Den Haag Repaint – P. v. Osselen Automobielen Garage – Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Telephoon N° 661© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Rent and repair of bicycles (archaic) and automobiles © Gaia Son

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).

Virgin Oil Co. – Bar – Restaurant – Club – Helsinki, Finland – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

The only restaurant in the heart of Helsinki that combines American-Italian food, amazing live gigs and a laid-back bar atmosphere. Pizza from a wood burning oven, wine from the barrel, live music upstairs. – www.restaurantshelsinki.fi

Le Microsillon – The Microgroove – Arras, France – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Facial casts of Nias islanders, J.P. Kleiweg de Zwaan, 1910 – A Post-Colonial Simulacrum – Dutch History Exhibit – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© 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

Wholesale Grocers’ Sign Revealed on 55 Ludlow Street – Concord Painting Inc. – Glenn Adelson

© Glenn Adelson

© Glenn Adelson

© Glenn Adelson

© Glenn Adelson

Other Concord Painting signs featured on FAB:

Glenn Adelson
Rigger License # 5652
CONCORD PAINTING INC
212 382 1100
600 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
www.concordpainting.com

James Ensor exhibit in the Gemeentemuseum – The Hague, NL – 2011

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Courtesy of Gaia Son

The Despair of Pierrot (Jealous Pierrot) 1892

James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (13 April 1860 – 19 November 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life. He was associated with the artistic group Les XX. – Wikipedia

Handelshuis Hilvaria – Hilvaria Trading – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

In the early twentieth century….came Kees Schijvens’ Hilvaria bicycle factory to Diessenweg. Besides bicycles Kees also sold Wertheim sewing machines.  – Tilburg Regional Archive

Brides in the Eucharistic procession, followed by the St. Sebastian’s Guild.In the background Handelshuis Hilvaria, owned by the Schijvens family. 1948 – Tilburg Regional Archive

Jacobs Garage – Dr. Jim’s Lofts – 3450 SE Alder – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent, Howie Schechter

© 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

Blueprints from the proposal to convert the existing nonconforming warehouse structure on the site to four dwelling units. – City of Portland http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/442832

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.

Dragonfly Smiles On – International Peace Day – Oh, What Does She Know? #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Electr. Lasschen – Electric Welding – Amsterdam, Centrum – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Nieuwe Ridderstraat & Montelbaanstraat  © Gaia Son

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!

Feb 8, 2008 – TypoTrip © Wojtek Mejor