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March, 2008:

Valley Landscape Inc. (Another Drive-by) – Newark, NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ
© Frank H. Jump

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun,
Mama always said you’d be
The Chosen One. – Steven Van Zandt

Google Maps
Google Maps

Very Faded Ad & Watertower – Prince Street, Soho NYC

Prince Street
© Frank H. Jump

Goodrich Tires/Elco Taxi Service – Dyker Heights, Brooklyn 2002

Goodrich Tires- Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Goodrich Tires- Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

Goodrich Tires – Best in the Long Run 

Photo Blogs of Distinction – Soho Journal features Fading Ad and fellow photobloggers

Soho Journal

The Soho Journal “went sightseeing online” and singled out Fading Ad Blog as one of their favorite “engaging, compelling photography blogs.” Looks like John Coakley didn’t have to go far since the other two outstanding photoblogs he featured were in my blogroll. Adrian Kinloch’s Brit in Brooklyn and Chris Adams’ Lonely Pictures were also given rave reviews for their singular and poetic visual perspectives. Coakley went on further to say:

And remember, these sites all have excellent links sections to allow you to spend even more time at work looking at pretty pictures that aren’t porn. Enjoy!

Click on The Soho Journal logo above to read the article. Here are some images from my fellow photobloggers I found compelling.

Chris Adams’ Lonely Pictures

Petty Motor Hotel - Lufkin Texas

Petty Motor Hotel - Lufkin Texas

Whitaker Grocery - Nacogdoches, Texas
© Chris Adams

The Petty Motor Hotel sign is in Lufkin, Texas and Whitakers Grocery is in Adams’ home town of Nacogdoches, which is also documented in his Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches blog.

Adrian Kinloch’s Brit in Brooklyn

Kenny's Hero - Prospect Park

The News - Gowanus
© Adrian Kinloch

These are some of Kinloch’s favorite signs, the first being what Kinloch explains is “a vacuum-formed sign that I like in Park Slope” and the second image, which is one of my favorites- the Gowanus megalith on 3rd and Degraw Street.

Thank you Soho Journal!

Barvin Machine Co. – Spring Street – Soho, NYC

Barvin Machine Co - SOHO
© Frank H. Jump

Benjamin H. Tyrrel, Printers Since 1867 – Lower Manhattan

Benjamin H. Tyrell, Printer
© Frank H. Jump

Other citings:

Union Blue & Militia Gray: The Role of NY State Militia in the Civil War – Glossary – Regimental Histories

Silver Building – Downtown Manhattan, NYC

Silver Building NYC
© Frank H. Jump

Eureka Stone Quarry – Route 196 South – Sterling, PA

Eureka Stone Quarry
© Frank H. Jump

Third National Bank & Trust Co. – Scranton, PA

Third National Bank & Trust Co - Scranton, PA

Third National Bank & Trust Co - Scranton, PA

Third National Bank & Trust Co - Scranton, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Scranton History
Scranton History
Susan Carter White Pieroth’s City of Scranton History 1912

Sussex County Shack – Route 206N – NJ

Sussex County Shack
© Frank H. Jump