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April, 2012:

Pepsi-Cola Repaint – Grant’s Pass, OR

© Frank H. Jump

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A.W. Hengeveld – Glas en Verfwaren – Huis en Decorschilder – Kadijk, Amsterdam NL

Glass & Paint Wares - House & Decor Painter © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Blind George’s News Stand – Cigar – Grants Pass, OR

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing – Thrift Shop in Grant’s Pass, OR

© Frank H. Jump

Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing (MSB) is a brand of fabric bluing agent which whitens fabrics with a dye called Prussian blue (ferric hexacyanoferrate). – Wikipedia

Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing was born in the early 1880s. “MSB” owes its existence to a peddler and his mother-in-law, a marginally successful Five and Ten Cent store, and a fireworks explosion. From the beginning, Mrs. Stewart’s journey has been an interesting one!

In the late 1870s, Al Stewart, a traveling salesman for a Chicago wholesale grocer, was a familiar figure in Iowa and southern Minnesota. In his market basket full of samples, he always carried a bottle of Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing, which he made in his home with his family assisting him according to a formula he had acquired. - Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing Website

From Norfolk: A People's History - © Ruth A. Rose - Google Books

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Pinquist Tool & Die Company, Inc. – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

57 Meserole © Frank H. Jump

Nostalgic New York: An Urban Adventure by Anne Cohen

© Anne Cohen

On a bright, crisp morning in February, Frank Jump is zooming around the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn, on a bright yellow Vespa, dodging death.

Jump has spent much of the last 15 years preserving what he can of a disappearing vestige of New York City’s past. He scours the city finding and photographing old advertisements, hand-painted decades ago on the sides of buildings, and now fading away.

It’s a race against time—a race he knows all too personally. Jump has been living with HIV since 1986. It was his diagnosis at the age of 26 that prompted him to spend $80,000 of available credit on things he had always wanted, including the Minolta  X-700 SLR camera that has been his constant companion on his long urban archaeological journey. “I was documenting things that never expected to live so long, and I had never expected to live so long,” he said. – Anne Cohen, Starring NY – CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Gloria Steinem on “Nostalgia”

“Nostalgia is a form of obstructionism.”

September 15, 2006 Friday
Bill Maher’s HBO Real Time

episode 82
Premiering September 15, 2006
Guests: Michael McKean, Clark Kent Ervin, Gloria Steinem, Pat Buchanan and Christiane Amanpour

Anne Cohen photographing the monument of the Friel Family burial plot © Frank H. Jump

Meisje Gevelsteen – Girl Gable Tile – Achter het Vleeshuis 36 – Maastricht, NL

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

 

Firma M. Frissen-Pieters – Bloemisterij – Boomkweekerij – Zaadhandel – Zaadteelderij – Wolfstraat 18 – Maastricht, NL

© Frank H. Jump

Florist & Nursery © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Seed Trade & Garden Store © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Twee Vensters – Two Windows – Maastrichter Heidenstraat – Mestreech, NL

Or Twee Ramen - Corner of Heathen Street & Hondstraat (Dog Street) © Frank H. Jump