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Porcelaines – 18100 Avenue Edouard Vaillant -Vierzon, FR – Gaia Son

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M. Knopf & Co. – Monoprix – Colmar, Alsace FR – Gaia Son

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Colmar Kaufhaus M. Knopf & Cie Feldpost CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – delcampe dot net

Dating back to 1898, the headquarters of the Strasbourg branch of the Knopf dynasty: the office of the Strasbourg Berninger & Krafft designed for Moritz Knopf’s warehouse Palace. Photo: Municipal Archives Strasbourg

Hertie, Kaufhof, Karstadt, Schocken, Wertheim and: Knopf. In this illustrious line of German, to exclusively Jewish Karstadt department store companies to find the name Knopf may surprise you. But at least until the end of World War II was the Knopf department store chain, founded by three siblings Max Knopf (Karlsruhe), Moritz Knopf (Strasbourg) and Sally Knopf (Freiburg), the three great equals of this industry. Knopf had beside Freiburg not just branch plants in Lörrach, Emmendingen, Offenburg and Schopfheim: A total of more than 50 branches and partner companies in Southern Germany, Switzerland, Alsace and the Saarland, Lorraine and Luxembourg were part of the Knopf empire – and large, magnificent Department stores in major cities such as Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. – Badische Zeitung

Amstel Bier – Beach Vending Kiosk – Westpoint, Curaçao – Gaia Son

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Empty Industrial Spaces – Prodent – Amersfoort, NL – Gaia Son

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Drag Performer, Andre-Jan – De Barderij – Zeedijk, Amsterdam NL – Gaia Son

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Mécanique Générale Poilleux – Garage Reparations – Peugeot – Le Buisson, Dordogne, FR

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Bartissol – Campsegret Rte. N21, France – Gaia Son

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Un million dans un verre
Bartissol
si délicieux à l’apéritif

One million in a glass
Bartissol
So delicious as an aperitif.

The slogan alludes to a very popular radio advertising campaign of the 1950s. If you happened to produce a Bartissol cap to the right person (a radio man in disguise) you could win a million centimes. – from Bartolomeo Mecánico’s Roadside Painted Advertisements [www.elve.net/padv/]

Pernod (France)

Tile-red, amber, amber “hors d’âge”: whatever its style, Bartissol presents aromas packed with Mediterranean sunshine. Created in 1904 by Edmond Bartissol, after the second world war the aperitif obtained Appellation Rivesaltes Contrôlée, making it a feature at the most festive gastronomic events. Perfect neat, on ice, with a slice of orange or lemon. – Pernod Website (France)

Edmond Bartissol was a French politician born on 20 December 1841 in Portel (Aude), and died on 16 August 1916 in Paris .

Civil engineer, he participated in the drilling [of the] Suez Canal in 1866. In 1874, he participated in the railway construction in Spain and Portugal and the construction of the metro Lisbon. He was a member of the Pyrénées-Orientales from 1889 to 1893 sitting with moderate Republicans. Beaten by Jules Pams in 1893, he ran in 1898 in the Aude, where he was narrowly elected and disabled. Became mayor of Fleury-Merogis , he finds a parliamentary seat in the Pyrenees-Orientales from 1902 to 1910 serving in Progressive Republicans .

In 1904 he created the sweet wine that bears his name, Bartissol . – Wikipedia (France)

Le Mieux Informe – Le Petit Journal – Six Pages – Limeuil, Dordogne FR – Gaia Son

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Konstantin Stoitzner (1863–1934): “Le petit journal”

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Charles Terront pictured on the front page of the 20 September 1891 edition of Le Petit Journal after his Paris-Brest et retour victory. n 1891, Le Petit Journal created the Paris–Brest–Paris road cycling race. Its editor Pierre Giffard promoted it as Paris-Brest et retour in his editorials which he signed “Jean-sans-Terre”. It is now established as the oldest long-distance cycling road event. – Wikipedia

Better Informed, The Little Newspaper – Six Pages

Chapelle de St Martin, just North of the village of Limeuil, Dordogne – Gaia Son

Le Petit Journal was established in 1863 [and ceased publication in 1944].  In the 1890s, at the height of its popularity, the newspaper had a circulation of a million copies, and by 1884 it also included a weekly illustrated supplement…It was founded by Moïse Polydore Millaud. In its columns were published several serial novels of Émile Gaboriau and of Ponson du Terrail. – Wikipedia

  • Also see Bartolomeo Mecánico’s Roadside Painted Advertisements [www.elve.net/padv/en/newsp.htm]

Drag Performer – July 2009 – Amersfoort, NL – Gaia Son – Happy New Year!

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Rouge et Blanc – Vin – Sud-Ouest Publicite, Bordeaux – Notre Dame de Sanilhac, FR – Gaia Son

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