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Sunlight Soap Repaint – E. Bailey Public Baths – Brighton, UK – Featured Fade, Daphne Hughes

© Daphne Hughes

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – © Wikipedia Commons

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Other Unilever postings

Morristown Electrical Supply Co. – Morristown, NJ

Composite shot – © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Uneeda Biscuit – Moglia’s Ice Cream – Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum – Morristown, NJ

Morris Street across from the train station © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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Morris Street across from the train station © Frank H. Jump

Moglia’s – The Ice Cream That’s Different – © Frank H. Jump

After Every Meal…Wrigley’s Spearmint Chewing Gum – The Flavor Lasts © Frank H. Jump

Duke University Digital Libraries – Atlantic City circa 1925

Duke University Digital Library – Screenshot

Duke University Photo Credits

The Notorious B.I.G. Mural – Queens Graffiti – August 2010 – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. – Wikipedia

Had he not been killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, Biggie would have been 42. Another great shot of this mural can be seen on Not A Queens Photo Blog [http://bit.ly/Z2X0Gq].

Louise Bourgeois’ Crouching Spider Sculpture – Gemeentemuseum – Den Haag, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, one of the most important artists in modern and contemporary art, and known for her spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. – Wikipedia

Den Haag Repaint – P. v. Osselen Automobielen Garage – Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Telephoon N° 661© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Verhuur en reparatie van rijwielen en automobielen – Rent and repair of bicycles (archaic) and automobiles © Gaia Son

I appreciate the efforts to restore these ads but I wish they would just leave them alone. Many are not nearly as aesthetically pleasing than the original fade (i.e. Philips, Harlingen NL).

Jacobs Garage – Dr. Jim’s Lofts – 3450 SE Alder – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent, Howie Schechter

© Howie Schechter

Notes from an Early Assistance Appointment held in 2012 (EA 12-120164) identified the building being constructed in 1919 as a warehouse and/or garage, with a 1961 variance (VZ 38-61) allowing the building to be occupied as a nonconforming printing plant and warehouse. – City of Portland, Oregon – Bureau of Development Services – Land Use Services – April 5, 2013

Blueprints from the proposal to convert the existing nonconforming warehouse structure on the site to four dwelling units. – City of Portland http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/442832

According to the developer, Dr. Jim:

The Dr. Jim’s Lofts imaginatively adapted a turn-of-the-century Standard Dairy building into four single-family lofts ranging from an airy 2-bedroom to a cavernous 4-bedroom. CHANGING PORTLAND 3000FT AT A TIME.

Koffie Rombouts – Antwerpen, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

ANTWERP (Belgium). Bogie motor car type 7000 (1908-1975). With publicity of “Koffie Rombouts”. Postcard of VETRAMU/AMUTRA No. 39. Photo E. Keutgens. – The Traveler’s Drawer

© Gaia Son

Alles begint in Antwerpen, waar Frans Rombouts op een dag besluit een brandtrommel te huren om zijn eigen koffie te branden. – It all began in Antwerp, where Frans Rombouts decided one day to rent a coffee roasting drum to roast his own coffee. – Rombouts Website History

© Gaia Son

Luchthaven – Vliegveld Deurne – Antwerp International Airport – Belgium – Gaia Son

April 2005 © Gaia Son

Gaia Son in the Ghardaïa Province- Algeria, March 2007

El Goléa –  oasis town and commune – capital of El Ménia District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. © Gaia Son

This summer I spent a week with my friends Gaia Son (FAB’s Lowlands Correspondent) and her husband Bob Kovel (artiste extraordinaire) in Amersfoort, NL. One night Gaia showed me some of her photographs and I insisted on her curating some virtual exhibitions for the Fading Ad Blog. This first slideshow is of Son’s trip through the Ghardaïa Province in Algeria- located in The M’Zab Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the Sahara Desert and ending in Outoul in the south of Algeria.

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Gaia Son with her Touareg Berber guides – photo by Louis Cador