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O. Frumin & Sons – Scrap Iron – Metals – Chattanooga, TN

© Frank H. Jump

Institute of Scrap Iron & Steel, 1949

Frumin, Sylvia
Family Operated Frumin Scrap Metal
Friday, March 12, 2004
Sylvia Sher Frumin, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 2004.

Born on June 27, 1914, in New York, Mrs. Frumin lived in Birmingham, Ala., from infancy until 1937, when she married Abe Frumin and moved to Chattanooga. She currently resided in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe. Abe Frumin, along with his late brother Jake, operated Frumin Scrap Metal in Chattanooga for many years.

Survivors include sons, Harvey Frumin and wife, Rita of Farmington Hills, Mich., Fulton “Butch” Frumin and wife, Susan of Dothan, Ala., Marshall Frumin and wife, Charlett of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Steven, Jeffrey, Beth, Zaron, Jonathan and Kim Frumin and Dori Frumin Kirshner and husband, David; brother, Frank Sher and wife, Marilee of Memphis; sisters-in-law, Sally Sher of Birmingham and Sema Frumin of Coconut Creek, Fla.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at B’nai Zion Cemetery in Chattanooga with Rabbi Joseph Davidson of Congregation B’nai Zion officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Hadassah or to Congregation B’nai Zion. – The Chattanoogan dot com

F.W. Woolworth’s Repaint Revisited – Carbondale, PA

This has faded considerably since I first posted it over 8 years ago on this blog © Frank H. Jump

Previously posted:

Last Summer in Birmingham Alabama

Frenzo in Birmingham © Frank H. Jump (taken by Charles Buchanan – Fading Ads of Birmingham, History Press)

Borden’s Revisited – Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Previously posted:

Schwendeman’s Taxidermy – Milltown, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

The Cartography of Johannes Vinckeboons (Vingboons) – Manatus Eylant – Nieuw Amsterdam

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – Library of Congress

One of the earliest maps of NY Harbor:

TITLE: Manatvs Gelegen op de Noot [sic] Riuier [sic]
(Manhattan Lying on the North River) but with the typo, Manhattan Lying on the Nut (River- misspelled)
YEAR: 1639
LANGUAGE: Dutch
CREATOR: Johannes Vinckeboons
Governors Island was called Nut Island (Noot Eÿlant)

Earliest depiction of Nieuw Amsterdam 1652 – Johannes Vinckeboons


Earliest depiction of Nieuw Amsterdam 1652 – Johannes Vinckeboons

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Schoppenhorst Brothers Undertakers – Louisville, KY

© Frank H. Jump

In 1892 three brothers owned and operated Schoppenhorst Bros. Laundry and Linen Service in Louisville’s West End.  One of the brothers, Edward Schoppenhorst, was the youngest son of Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schoppenhorst, a German immigrant from Ladbergen, Westfalen. Edward was interested in the “undertaking” business and branched out to establish his own funeral home, which became Schoppenhorst Bros. Funeral Home.  The other brothers remained in the laundry business.

Schoppenhorst Bros. Funeral Home located their business in the beautiful, historic 1865 residence built by Captain Kawein, an Ohio River boat captain.  The home, at 1832 West Market Street, remains today and features the original glass front door made in France and shipped to Louisville in the 1860s.  The eleven foot vintage door showcases a piece of glass from every country in Europe which has been crafted into a distinctive design. – Schoppenhorst Website

Grocery Store – Table Queen (Cider & Products Co.) – St. Louis, MO

© Frank H. Jump

Keystone – Manufacturers of Improved Automobile & Cup Greases – Kansas City, MO

© Frank H. Jump

Chilton Automobile Directory – January 1918 – Google Books

© Frank H. Jump

Ayer’s Pills for the Liver – Overalls – Coats – St. Louis, MO

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Here is a simply outstanding piece of advertising memorabilia in the form of an Ayer’s oval pillbox containing three original petrified cathartic pills. This box is made of a very thin (balsa?) wood with a paper label covering the box. The trademark date is July 1883, manufactured by J.C. Ayer & Co. Lowell Ma. – Ruby Lane

 

Boston Evening Transcript – May 20, 1890 – Google Books

Antique Victorian Advertising Trade Card Brand: J.C. Ayer’s Pills Vegetable Cure Cold Remedy – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – Ebay

Back of Trade Card – Ebay