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Candy & Ice Cream – Better Cream – Envelope Company – A Heart & A Soul Delivered Anywhere – Kansas City, MO

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Uneeda Biscuit – 5₵ – National Biscuit Company – Kansas City, MO

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

John Lennon Wheat Paste – ℒ ☮♥三 Mural – Avenue U – Sheepshead Bay – John Westbay

John Westbay Street Art © Frank H. Jump

David Rumsey Historical Map – Flatbush Junction Vintage Street Sign

Collage of my image of a vintage Flatbush Junction neighborhood sign ©Frank H. Jump and a piece of Flatlands from the David Rumsey Map Collection (publisher Colton, G.W. & C.B 1897) – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE [www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~237888~5511281:Map-Of-New-York-City—Greater-New-#]

A very late Colton imprint, and probably the firm’s last year of publication. In 1898, the firm became “Colton, Ohman & Co.” and continued to issue maps until 1901 (see our #5085). The map is printed on both sides. Printed color, folded loosely into printed light brown card board covers 14×9 with “Guide Map Of New York City Issued By The Merchants’ Association of New York New York Life Building (Ground Floor) 1897” in black; to left of title is beautiful illustration of the “New York Life Building”, and above the title reads “To Foster the Trade and Commerce of New York”. – David Rumsey Map Collection

Deux Coiffeurs: Une vieux et une nouvelle – Rue du Potay – Pitteurs – Liège, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Coiffeur in the Rue du Potay

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Coiffure ‘Pitteurs’ between Rue Grande-Bêche & Rue de Pitteurs

© Gaia Son

Soubry Macaroni – Liège, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Soubry pasta ad by Lefor-Openo 1960s

© Gaia Son

Soubry or Etabl. J. Soubry NV / SA is a food company in the Belgian city of Roeselare. The West Flemish company was founded in 1921 by Joseph Soubry (1889-1984) and still refers to itself as a family business. They produce pasta, flour, semolina, biscuits, pasta and all kinds of related products. – Wikipedia NL

16th Street Baptist Church – The Wales Window Stained Glass – May Peace Prevail on Earth – Birmingham, AL

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Addie Mae Collins © Frank H. Jump

Carol Denise McNair © Frank H. Jump

Carole Rosamond Robertson © Frank H. Jump

Cynthia Dionne Wesley © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Of course, after running around the artsy-fartsy neighborhood of Birmingham with Charles Buchanan (Fading Ads of Birmingham, History Press 2012) getting our own private tour of fading ads, some of which were featured in his book…

Frank Jump, Charles Buchanan & Vincenzo Aiosa © Frank H. Jump

…we were late to get to the 16th Street Baptist Church, which closes at 5PM. So we were hanging around taking selfies in front of the church and documenting the memorial to the 1963 bombing of the church across the street at the Kelly Ingram Park, formerly called West Park.

The park was named in 1932 for local firefighter Osmond Kelly Ingram, who was the first sailor in the United States Navy to be killed in World War I. In 1992 it was completely renovated and rededicated as “A Place of Revolution and Reconciliation” to coincide with the opening of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, an interpretive museum and research center, which adjoins the park to the west. – Wikipedia

Out of what appeared to be the rectory next door, an older gentleman came out and asked from where we hailed and we replied, “Flatbush.” We said we were hoping to look inside the church and were sorry we arrived after it closed. The gentleman exclaimed that he could “hook us up.” And with that, he led us to the side door where the 1963 bomb was place and let us in. After the Charleston shooting I was surprised he was letting in tourists but I imagine we looked pretty benign. Trust. Restored my faith in it. We were allowed to wander around the church and take pictures unescorted. We stuffed the collection box handily.

See, we were mad late. This is the location of the actual blast. © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. © Frank H. Jump

May Peace Prevail On Earth © Frank H. Jump

Woodside Frieze – Woodside, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

A Winter’s Day In A Deep & Dark December – I Am A Rock [In Shock] #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

Unseasonable
Stationary snowflake panes
Shocking climate change

So many lovely ‘Douglas Leigh-styled‘ illuminated snowflakes
Adorn the Flatbush Streets
Hovering from Chinatown’s Canal
Then over the Manhattan Bridge
Into the cavernous Flatbush Extension
Of high-rise hopes for prosperity
Northern Comfort & joy for this holiday season
And the coming New Year
Only a facsimile of snow for this winter solstice
Will suffice for ice
As winter marigolds continue to bloom
In our glorious & confused ghetto garden

Bull Durham – Carriages, Wagons, Farm Inplements [sic] – Thos. Cusack ad – Grand Island, NE – Featured Fade, Jerry Heidelk

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Jerry Heidelk

This happened to be on the inside of a building we are renovating in Grand Island NE – Jerry Heidelk