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The National Safety Bank & Trust Co. – Midtown, NYC – Featured Fade, Bart A. Carlucci

© Bart A. Carlucci

© Bart A. Carlucci

I bought your “Fading Ads of NYC” book last week and it’s awesome. Some of those pictures are incredible! Keep up the good work. With the city changing so rapidly, a lot of this rich history is being lost and it’s excellent to have someone preserving it while it’s still possible to do so. 

Like yourself, I also have an interest in fading ads and while on my way back from lunch today I passed by this ad on the side of a building on 37th St, between Broadway and 6th Ave. They just knocked down a building next to the one where this ad was painted so it may have been covered for years; I have never seen it there previously. The National Safety Bank & Trust Company of New York opened in 1928 and stopped printing money in 1935. - Bart A. Carlucci

The National Safety Bank And Trust Company Of New York in New York printed $1,505,370 dollars worth of national currency. Over $1,000,000 face value is a lot of money. However, some types and denominations of currency from this bank could still be rare. This national bank opened in 1928 and stopped printing money in 1935. – Antique Money dot com

Bushwick National Bank – Broadway & Thomas Boyland, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

Bushwick National Bank of New York
1923 Established Bushwick National Bank of New York
04/01/1929 Merge To State Globe Exchange Bank
11/30/1929 Bank To Trust Co. Globe Bank and Trust Company
06/30/1931 Closed - Scripophily

Hamburg Savings Bank – Myrtle Avenue & Bleecker – Bushwick

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Carver Federal Savings Bank – Electrical Contractors – Revisited – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Deborah C. Wright is President and CEO of Carver Bancorp, the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank. This is the U.S.’s largest publicly traded African-American operated bank, with locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and QueensWikipedia

Previously posted on FAB:

Staten Island National Bank & Trust – Auto Bank – Port Richmond, Staten Island

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

Crédit National c. 1919 – Paris, FR – July 2010

Hue Adjusted in Photoshop for better clarity – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

45 Rue St. Dominique © Frank H. Jump

Credit National – Pour faciliter la reparation des dommages causes par la guerre.
National Credit – To facilitate the repair of damage caused by the war.

The national credit was a French bank created by special law on October 10, 1919  at the nexus of the private sphere and the sphere of influence of the French State involved in the payment of war reparations and financing of small and medium enterprises. It has always been in the private sector and its employees have never had the status of civil servants, despite employment contracts and organization benefitting the public. – Wikipedia (FR)

The BFCE (French Foreign Trade Bank) founded Natixis in the spirit of privatization with a merger in 2006 of Natexis and Ixis. Apparently I caught this sign after the Natixis sign was taken down.  May 2008 © Google Maps

DC Bank Planks with Gaia Son – World Bank Group – International Monetary Fund

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Walking through our nation’s capitol last night after midnight, we took the opportunity to see the stars. Opposite both of these powerful and pervasive banking institutions, homeless people slept on benches in sidewalk parks.

New Paltz Savings Bank – Main Street – USA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Another local bank gets gobbled up by the larger predator fish.

Featured Fade – Sterling National Bank – Fading Ad Underneath – Nick Hirshon

Queens Blvd & 71st © Nick Hirshon

I’m learning from you to snap these signs during their potentially brief time of exposure. Crews recently tore down a row of small businesses along Queens Boulevard between 71st Road and 71st Drive. They exposed the blue ad on the bottom of the photograph. Looks like there’s something beneath it, too, but I couldn’t see it from the street. – Nick Hirshon

Prudential Savings Bank – Flatbush Avenue – Kings Highway – Flatlands, Brooklyn

Kings Highway - East of Flatbush Avenue © Frank H. Jump

Kings Highway - Previously posted on Mar 10th, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Flatbush Avenue - South of Kings Highway - © Frank H. Jump

Flatbush Avenue - South of Kings Highway - © Frank H. Jump