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Tip Top Cereal Co – formerly 2515 Canal Road – Cleveland, OH – Kathi Waite & Joshua Kudlaty

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo on Vespa © Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo on Vespa © Frank H. Jump

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump


Several years ago, you posted a picture of my father’s “shop” Pump and Ice Machine, Inc, in Cleveland Ohio. My son Joshua Kudlaty drove by there Sunday [as they] were headed to a Cleveland Indians game, and decided to stop by and see “Grandpa’s shop.” Property is now out of the family, and it looks like may be headed for the wrecking ball. sigh. Yes, fading.  Place is now abandoned. Sigh. But he got this picture -the back view. I thought you might like to see it. – Kathi Waite

Previously posted on FAB


If it is really your last fading ad blog post, i will be very sad.

However, it seems appropriate. I have been thinking of you a great deal this past week. I discovered your blog and your world from a picture you posted of my father’s shop several years ago. Pump and Ice Machine Inc. It was located on Canal road in Cleveland, Ohio. Well, a week ago, my son made a very sad discovery.

This is the last picture we have of our dad’s beloved machine shop. It appears to have been demolished a day or two the photo was taken.

I felt i needed to share it with you.
Good Luck in whatever you do. I will miss your blog a great deal.

Flint Mi
Ultimate II

© Joshua Kudlaty

Dear Kathleen-

Although I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing in the towel, I thought I would post an April Fool’s Day posting and see what happened. I’ve not been posting as obsessively as I had in the past. After a decade, I’m re-evaluating, self-examining and basically existentially questioning where to go from here. Thank you for sending me this pic. Sorry the building was demolished but I’m surprised it took so long since the last update. I’m posting your pic tonight.

Keep in touch and all the best to you and your family,

Frank H. Jump

The Mason Candy Company – Trinidad, CO

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

George Mason was born in Paris, MO. Aug. 5, 1867 one of eleven children born to Abraham Gartin and Ann E. Sinclair Mason. His father ran the Paris Mercury news paper, where George worked at the printing trade when he was young. It is believed he went to Nebraska and worked as a clerk in a store for a short time. He came to Walsenburg, CO when he was about 21 years old, and served as postmaster from 1889-1893. He moved to Tobasco in 1901 going into the general merchandise business and had two stores, one in Cedar Hill above Ludlow and possibly one at Ludlow. I have a scrip (25 cents) issued by the George Mason Co. Ludlow, CO, April 2nd 1906. At this time his youngest brother Earl had joined him.

In November 1892 at Hastings, CO he married Belle Watchman, who had come from Fall Brook, PA. to be with her sister Kathryn Watchman Setter who suffered from tuberculosis. In 1908 he moved his family to Trinidad, CO and bought into The Trinidad Candy CO., 401 N. Commercial St. (April 3, 1909). On June 29, 1909 the Board of Directors of The Trinidad Candy CO. voted to change the name to the Mason Candy CO., and George Mason was elected President-General Manager. In 1910 George Mason and J. C. Colsen had a building built at 401-415 Market St.. Colsen Fruit and Produce occupied the south half of the building and The Mason Candy CO. the north half.

During World Was I he was the food administrator for Las Animas County. On March 17, 1924 while serving as an alderman (and mayor pro tem) the mayor E.H. Day passed away. On March 24, 1924 George Mason was elected Mayor. The Candy CO. also made ice cream and add’s in 1920 were run in the Chronicle News advertising Mason’s None Nicer ice cream. At some time in the early 20’s the ice cream part was sold to the Trinidad Creamery Co. 229 Elm St. of which George was an officer.

George Mason passe away on Feb 1, 1934. Two of his sons Earl E. and R. N. Mason, and one sister Margaret Mason Nelson also live in Trinidad. R. N. later moved to La Junta, Co. Belle Mason wife of George passed away on May 23. 1942. George and Belle had seven children Kathryn B., Ann E., Abraham G., Edna B., Christine, William W., and George C. – RootsWeb’s World Connect

Vandaag is de verjaardag van mijn oma. – Today is my grandmother’s birthday – Johanna Maria Fokkens Broekveldt

© Frank H. Jump

Johanna Maria Fokkens – 7 Augustus 1908 tot 26 Mei 1969 © Frank H. Jump

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s (central)

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s

My grandmother as a young woman with colleagues taking a break up on the roof in Amsterdam circa 1920s – (second from right bottom row)

Johanna Fokkens Broekveldt (middle) - circa 1920s

Johanna Fokkens Broekveldt (middle) – circa 1930s

Photo Collage – with source photos by Frank H. Jump & Vincenzo Aiosa

WTC image by Vincenzo Aiosa, macro iPhone shots by Frank Jump © Frank H. Jump

Gatske de Jong – Maternal Great-Grandmother – Resurfaces on Internet

Born February 21, 1882 in Leeuwarden, Friesland – Died of TB in Amsterdam in the Winter of 1960 – Bronnen Uit Amsterdam – CLICK HERE FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE & PHOTO LINK

Today I found my great grandmother all over the Internet on Pinterest originating in an online exhibition on the history of Amsterdam as told through documents. Thanks to a distant cousin in Friesland, Jelle Rietsma, I was able to trace my maternal lineage to the 1700s. My paternal lineage is less clear but perhaps this will also become more evident in the near future.

Other mentions of Gatske de Jong on the Fading Ad Blog here!

Schwabacher Hardware Co – Seattle, WA

Schwabacher Hardware Co – First Avenue S. – Seattle, Washington © Frank H. Jump

Schwabacher’s Hardware Co. at First and Yesler, Seattle, circa 1900 – Wikipedia Commons

The Schwabacher BrothersLouis Schwabacher (1837 – June 3, 1900), Abraham (Abe) Schwabacher (c. 1838 – September 7, 1909), and Sigmund (Sig) Schwabacher (May 14, 1841 – March 20, 1917)—were pioneering Bavarian-born Jewish merchants, important in the economic development of the Washington Territory and later Washington State. They owned several businesses bearing their family name, first in San Francisco, then in Walla Walla, Washington, and later in Seattle…..

The three Schwabacher brothers’ only sister, Barbetta (Babette) Schwabacher (January 3, 1836 – January 7, 1908), married the brothers’ business associate Bailey Gatzert in 1861. The couple headed in 1869 for Seattle—then a town of barely 1,000 people—where Gatzert established a branch of Schwabacher Bros. & Company. Gatzert would go on to become Seattle’s first (and, as of 2009, only) Jewish mayor. Schwabacher Bros. & Company became Seattle’s first wholesaler, with a business opened October 11, 1869. Schwabachers’ 1872 Seattle shop at Front Street (now First Avenue South) and Yesler Way was the city’s first brick building. Under Gatzert’s direction, the company also constructed a warehouse,  a grist mill,  and Schwabacher’s Wharf. – Wikipedia

Schwabacher interior circa 1900 – Wikipedia Commons

Key Seattle Schwabacher personnel, 1900.
Top: Sig Schwabacher.
Middle (left-to-right): Sigismund Aronson, James S. Goldsmith, George Boole.
Bottom: Nathan Eckstein. – Wikipedia Commons

© Worthpoint

This is a 5 lb Coffee Can on the front it says: M.K. (Milk Kettle) Coffee Schwabacher Bros. & Co Seattle On the back it reads; “Five Pounds Net weight, M.K (Milk Kettle) Coffee is packed in a kettle with the idea of placing Coffee in the hands of consumers in best possible condition. The package – which furnishes brand name – is more costly than the ordinary can and has a virtue aside from its use as a coffee container, no doubt apparent – particularly to house keepers. RULES FOR MAKING COFFEE: Take dry coffee, quantity desired, add boiling water, boil water and coffee five minutes, settle by adding a dash of cold water. Serve immediately with cream.” In small letters it says St. Louis Tin and Sheet metal Working Co. – Worthpoint

J.J. Friel Loans – Coney Island Avenue

From the book Fading Ads of New York City, History Press – Nov 2011 © Frank H. Jump

Joseph John Friel was born on March 15, 1853. He emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland in 1875 to the United States with five dollars in his pocket. Soon, Friel got a job as a ditch-digger in a construction company in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. When digging a ditch one day in the hot sun, he looked up at a beautiful house at 699 Willoughby Avenue and proclaimed that he would one day own it. His supervisor thought Friel must have been suffering from heat prostration and made him sit down and rest. After being a ditch-digger, Friel worked faithfully for several years for a pawnbroker on Grand Street. Friel had made arrangements with his boss to buy the business from him “on time.”  By the time his boss died, Friel had begun to grow this brokerage company into million-dollar business.

According to the Brooklyn Genealogy Website, J.J. Friel ran a pawnbroker business within the years 1880 – 1890 at 86 Myrtle Avenue off of Duffield Place[i] where the new Metrotech Building high-rise casts its shadow on the Flatbush Avenue extension. An additional office was listed at 989 Myrtle Avenue between Sumner & Throop where there is now a NYC Housing Project. Both addresses no longer exist. In a New York Times obituary, it states that Joseph John Friel started in the pawn brokerage business on Grand Street in 1870.[ii] Numerous signs for this business can be found from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Jamaica Queens. This sign on Coney Island Avenue in the Kensington section of Brooklyn however no longer sees the light of day.

Recently, a family member of Friel, Michael Hughes (great-grandson), of Detroit Michigan contacted me about the whereabouts of the Park Slope J.J. Friel sign I had posted on my blog. Hughes spoke about the possible restoration of the sign and he got me in touch with his aunts, Friel’s surviving grandchildren – DeDe Burke of Mt Kisco, NY and Aileen Schaefer of Islip, NY. Almost of all the historical and genealogical information on Friel was gleaned through these telephone interviews with Friel’s descendants.

In 1898, Friel married Frances Noonan, and by 1903 at age 50, he and his wife had a daughter Mary Margaret Friel. J.J. Friel died in May 1914 at age 60 from pneumonia in his home at 699 Willoughby Avenue. Mary Margaret, who inherited the family fortune upon her father’s death, went on to graduate from Manhattanville College in 1924 and to marry Henry Mannix in 1926. Henry Mannix became a partner in the law office of White & Case, which was already a legendary Wall Street firm. Mary Margaret Henry Mannix had ten children, nine of whom lived to adulthood. According to Friel’s granddaughter Aileen of Islip, NY, the Friel business continued to be run by the family well into the 1970s. Friel was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.

After getting off of the phone with a family member and realizing how closely Friel was buried to where I lived, I immediately cut some flowers from my garden and headed over to the cemetery on my Vespa. After a three-minute ride, I picked up a map from the cemetery office where they had kindly written the names of the family members buried at the plot with the years of their birth and death, and placed the flowers on the Friel – Mannix family burial ground. It seems almost unfathomable that this man, whose name I’ve known for over 15 years, and about whom I knew next to nothing, was buried 1.2 miles from my home, and I now have contact with his family ninety-seven year after his death.

Solemnly, I stood in front of the Friel tombstone while “Taps” was played at a funeral procession nearby. I cannot begin to describe how deeply profound and moving this experience was for me. The tombstone bore the many names of the Friel – Mannix family, beginning with the Friel’s first child, a son named James who died at birth in 1899. Mary Margaret Friel, was thereby their second child and their only child, having lost her father at the age of ten, lived a rich and full life with 48 grandchildren to recount their great-grandfather’s legacy. I returned home and spoke on the phone with the eldest living daughter of Mary Margaret, Aileen Schaefer. We spoke about faith, trust and surrender. We spoke about the remarkable circle of life that brought us to this telephone conversation and life’s mysteries. I feel honored to take part in the telling of their story. Perhaps one day in the next century this sign will be exposed again and the story of J. J. Friel will come to light yet again. – Fading Ads of New York City (History Press, Nov 2011)

[ii] “Joseph John Friel.” New York Times, obituary (May 6, 1914) 

J. J. Friel – Courtesy of Aileen Mannix Schaefer

Frances Noonan Friel – Courtesy of Aileen Mannix Schaefer

Mary Margaret Friel Mannix – Courtesy of Aileen Mannix Schaefer


Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn © Frank H. Jump

August 15, 2011 © Frank H. Jump

Gatske Broekveldt-de Jong – Bloemen en Planten – 70 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat – Amsterdam, NL

Taken after WWII in front of my great grandmother's home and flower & plant store - © Frank H. Jump

Flowers & Plants © Frank H. Jump

After WWII, my great grandmother, Gatske de Jong sold flowers & plants from her domicile storefront a block southeast of Leidseplein in Amsterdam. My mother remembers spending days with her at the flower market learning the “bloemenhandel” or flower trade. I love the surprise when I enlarged this to find my grand mother with her back turned in the window to the left and the little girl hiding in the lower stoop looking around the steps. I don’t know who the customer in front was, but I know from her upturned smile, she was pleased with her purchase.

UPDATE: Just sitting with my mom, she remembers riding on the bicycle flower cart with her grandfather during WWII when they came upon young men from the Dutch Underground being lined up and shot down by the Nazis. The SS soldiers made everyone watch or else they were shot as well. My great grandfather grabbed my mother by the pigtails and held her still so she would see.

Other postings:

A War Story – ‘n Oorlogs Verhaal – Former Home of Gatske de Jong – 70 Korte Leidsedwarsstraat – Amsterdam, NL

© Frank H. Jump

This is the site where my great-grandmother Gatske de Jong lived and where she later sold flowers during and after World World II. Gatske was originally from Leeuwarden, Friesland before moving to Amsterdam and marrying my great-grandfather Frans Ludwig Broekveldt on April 27, 1904 – who died before my grandfather, Frans Ludwig Broekveldt II was born.  She remarried Jan de Wit, a professional diamond cutter who lost an eye and became a flower merchant, and continued to live here until she died in 1960 of tuberculosis. Due to her illness, Gatske did not want to see me through a window – not being able to take me in her arms. I was ninth months old when she died on my first trip to Amsterdam.

Gatske's passport - Previously posted on Fading Ad Blog on February 26, 2009

Marriage license of my maternal great grandfather & grandmother (Netherlands) from online exhibition Bronnen uit Amsterdam (www.bronnenuitamsterdam.nl)

(Documents above previously posted on Fading Ad Blog on February 26, 2009)

During the war, a Canadian airman was shot over Leidseplein and parachuted to uncertain safety in front Gatske’s modest little stoop, which is now next door to a headshop. Ignoring Jan de Wit’s protests about getting caught by the Germans, Gatske pulled in the Canadian arm over arm, parachute and all, and cleaned his wounds with Jonge Jenever – a Dutch gin. Gatske nursed the pilot back to health – returning him to the Dutch resistance where he disappeared into obscurity.

Gatske de Jong - widowed by Frans Ludwig Broekveldt (below)

Frans Ludwig Broekveldt - Gatske's first husband and my maternal great-grandfather.

Jan de Wit - Gatske's second husband - wed April 17, 1912

Gatske de Jong - Frans Ludwig Broekveldt II - Jan de Wit

Mother & Child

Frans Ludwig Broekveldt II - my maternal grandfather - met hoepel

Children rolling hoops, Holland, 1560 - Pieter Bruegel - Wikipedia

My grandfather as a young man on a bicycle - Frans Ludwig Broekveldt II op fiets

Happy Birthday Willy Broekveldt Jump – August 2, 1936

White Mountain Apples – Bert Pfingsten – Lincoln County, NM

White Mountain Apples - Bert Pfingsten © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump