vintage mural ads & other signage by Frank H. Jump & friends
© Frank H. Jump
Other Passaic signs: Passaic Sign Co., General Electric, Unknown School
Posted in: Ghost signs, ghost ads & other phantoms, Roadside Ephemera.
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THANK YOU!!!! I live 5 minutes from the city of Passaic and often take the buses from Passaic bus terminal to work (Due to eye surgery I’ve been unable to drive). That sign stares me in the face nearly every day and I’ve often thought of taking a pic of it. Leave it to you to have done so!
I’m guessing Fair was some sort of Department/Discount store back in the day.
On that same block of Main Street in Passic, there is an old painted add for the Passaic Sign Co. lol it is blending with yet another art form, graffiti.
I was born in Passaic. My family has roots there. The Fair on Main Ave in Passaic, was indeed a lady’s discount apparel store. Passaic back in the 40′s- 50′s and into the early 60′s was a major retail center. Downtown Passaic was an extremely vibrant area with hundreds of retail stores, several big movie theaters, restaurants etc. Passaic was a major manufacturing city with many factories making all kinds of products. The railroad (to Hoboken Terminal) ran right down the middle of Main Ave., providing an easy commute. Once the railroad came out in 1963 and about the same time, industry dried up, the city’s economic fortunes faded.
Thanks for stopping by Tom. Your depiction of Passaic sounds like a familiar American town story. Fortunately for NJ, the immigrant population finds new roots and redefines the area. Do come back and visit again. Frank
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