Apparently, several building on East NY Blvd in Brownsville/ENY are coming down. The building it is adjacent to has a large ad on the wall, which is only visible through the debris of the crumbling roof tops.
Ghost signs, ghost ads & other phantoms
The church organ at the Sixth Street Synagogue belonged to the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, which was associated with the General Slocum disaster of 1904.
On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City. At the time of the accident she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (German Americans from Little Germany, Manhattan) to a church picnic. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum disaster was the New York area’s worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the September 11, 2001 attacks. – Wikipedia
Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.
According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:
It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.
A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.
- Brick Lane, London – Sandra Walker RI, watercolourist – October 10, 2014
The oldest Antwerp business proved founded in 1844. It is the House Cockx in the Green Place. After generations under the family Cockx came the sale in 1971 under the name Eider. Anne-Marie De Bevere, who took over the business from her father said she was established in the nineteenth century in the Kammenstraat. There were not only umbrellas and walking sticks sold but also leeches . This given the proximity to St. Elizabeth Hospital where sticky critters in that time were used frequently. – Translated from Flemish – Chris10 Panoramio comment
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Shifman & Bro. Mattress Company was founded in 1893 when brothers, Abraham and Samuel Shifman established a manufacturing company dedicated to superior quality bedding. Twenty-three years later, Samuel bought out his brother’s interest and changed the company’s name to Shifman Bros., Inc. when his three sons, Milton, Simon and Arthur joined the company. In 1918, the company moved to its current location at One Mott Street in Newark, NJ. Throughout the 20th century, the Shifman family was slow to adjust to changes in the industry. Consumers wanted firmer bedding, more fashionable covers and brand name recognition.
In 1985, when Mike Hammer purchased the company from Robert and Burton Shifman, grandsons of Samuel, the company had deteriorated badly. Over the next several years, Mike Hammer changed the name to Shifman Mattress Company and instituted several improvements to its manufacturing procedure. The design changes had a positive effect on consumers.
In 1994, Mike’s youngest son, Bill, joined the team and is currently the company’s president. In 2008, the company expanded its facility by 40 percent in order to enhance its manufacturing capabilities and meet the growing demand for its mattresses.
Recently, Enzo and I have been selling everything on eBay we no long use. An Apple eMac that we used at the Fading Ad Gallery is one of those things we were glad to unload. First I had to perform the painful task of extracting every meaningful piece of digital data and clear the hard drive. I came across some contact sheets of a photoshoot on Rosario’s roof I had scanned but never printed. Now to locate the originals!