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We Buy Antiques – Call Elliott – Coney Island Avenue – Kensington, Brooklyn

Oriental Rugs, Furniture, Cut Glass, Jewelry, Coins, Paintings, Frames, Pianos, Silver, Bric-a-Brac, Old Books                  © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Stephenson Contractor – 1137 Nostrand Avenue – Flatbush, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Masons – St Johns Place – Crown Heights, Brooklyn #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Crown Heights Haiku

The double-parking
Of cars in front of churches;
Kosher pizza joints

Ad For Office Space @ 91 Park Row, NYC – Fulton Street – Ocean Hill, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

This address is no longer extant.

Swift & Company – Lard – Gold Medal Flour – Dry Goods Pentimento – Fulton Street – Ocean Hill, Brooklyn

Upper portion of wall. Clearly says ‘dry goods’ at the bottom. Looks like Loews at the top.

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Consistent with vintage Swift Premium Lard ads © Frank H. Jump

The Scout Patch Auction

© Frank H. Jump

Why Not Now? © Frank H. Jump

Cardinal Realty Company – Mortgage Loans – Auto Insurance – St. Johns Place – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Small Monthly Payments – 531 Nostrand Avenue NE8-9000 © Frank H. Jump

Ebay

© Frank H. Jump

Cardinal Realty Company, Inc. is a corporation based in New York and it’s registered under DOS number 67261. Cardinal Realty Company, Inc. was registered in June 22, 1951. The company’s status is listed as Inactive – Dissolution (Dec 19, 1984) as recorded in documents filed with New York Department of State. – Companies NY dot com

Old telephone exchange was NEvins 8-9000.

American Refractories – 159 Taaffe Pl – Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Taken in June 2004 © Frank H. Jump

The oxides of aluminium (alumina), silicon (silica) and magnesium (magnesia) are the most important materials used in the manufacturing of refractories. Another oxide usually found in refractories is the oxide of calcium (lime). Fire clays are also widely used in the manufacture of refractories. – Wikipedia

Hotel Bellevue – Restaurant – Chambres – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Chambres – 159 francs – WC – TV – Douche © Gaia Son

Gentiane Suze – Funel Pentimento – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

What is Gentian?

Gentian is tall flowering plant whose root produces a bitter product that is frequently used as a tonic and a bittering agent for the near gamut of vermouths, amari and apéros (a French aperitif). Gentian-based apéro, as we’re discussing, uses the pulverized roots of Gentiana lutea (yellow Gentian) as a primary element in bittersweet liqueurs. Gentiana lutea is a wild native of the alpine region and is found en-masse in the mountainous terrains of the Tyrol, Burgogne and Auvergne regions of Central Europe. – The Liquid Culture Project

Suze Advertisement by Roger Mayer (1959) – The Liquid Culture Project

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Other Suze ads:

Fading Ad on Facade Soon To Be Revealed – East NY Blvd & Rockaway – ENY, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

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.