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The Kinetic Blower – Kinetic Engineering Co. – Organ Blower – Sixth Street Community Synagogue

Formerly a Lutheran Church – East 6th Street, East Village © Vincenzo Aiosa

1910 Ad Organ Blower Kinetic Engineering Company Music – Original Print Ad © Amazon

The Kinetic Blower from Kinetic Engineering Co, Philadelphia, PA – old blower for church organ – Spring Street Flickr Photostream [www.flickr.com/photos/39springst/5614559870/]

Mayflower Presbyterian Church, Pacific Grove, CA -www.mayflowerpres.org/pipe_organ/pipeOrgan.shtml] – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

Mayflower Presbyterian Church, Pacific Grove, CA -www.mayflowerpres.org/pipe_organ/pipeOrgan.shtml] – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

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

Brick Lane, London with Banksy – Sandra Walker RI, watercolourist

© Sandra Walker

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.

Huis Cockx – Anno 1844 – Umbrellas, Raincoats, Canes – Antwerpen, BE – Bastiaan van Buiten

Groenplaats © Bastiaan van Buiten

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

 

Home of Shifman Brothers Complete Sleep Equipment – Newark, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

Shifman Mattress fleet trucks await loading in the 1940s. Today, the Hammer family has built a customer base that includes 55 high-end furniture stores and 24 Bloomingdales. – Born Into Bedding – Bed Times dot com

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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.

Rosario Dawson on the Roof – April 2002 – East 13th Street

© Frank H. Jump

Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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!

American Numbering Machine Company – Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump


December 1916 – American Pressman – Q: Kindly give us names of manufacturers of numbering machines. A: American Numbering Machine Co. – 200 Shepherd Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

American Pressman 1916 © Google Books

MEN: 45 or over to work in machine shop; no experinece required; 5-day week; no work Saturdays. American Numbering Machine Co., Atlantic ave., corner Shepherd ave., Brooklyn – Jamaica Long Island Daily 1946 – WANT ADS – Fulton History

Allied Travel Bureau – Brooklyn Allied Realty Co. – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

As advertised in Black Enterprise in April 1974 – Google Books

Ad in Black Enterprise

International Air Transport Association logo

Hotel Turock – Turock Bros. For Coal Hauling – Main Street – Dickson City, PA

’35¢ Per 100 Lbs’ © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Turock Bros. – Phone 640 – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Frank H. Jump

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Frank H. Jump

Coal, Ice, Wood – 1301 Main Street – Dickson City – © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

THE DICKSON CITY BOROUGH SCHOOL District solicits sealed bids for the furnishing of Janitors’ Supplies of the Second Class for the School Year 1938 – 37. Lists of supplies can be secured from the Secretary. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A certified check of 10 per cent of the amount of the bid shall accompany each bid. All bids to be In the hands of the Secretary. John J. Turock. on July 1. 1936. at 7:30 P. M., at which time they shall be opened and read at an Adjourned Regular Meeting of the Board In the Board Room. JOHN J. TUROCK, Secretary, 1301 Main Street, Dickson City, Pa.  – June 24, 1936 – The Scranton Republican from Scranton, Pennsylvania · Page 30

H.J. Stoll & Sons Inc. – Feeds & Concentrates – Montgomery Brothers – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent – Howie Schechter

© Howie Schechter

The building pictured is located on NW Marshall. “H. J. STOLL & SONS was formed on 1938-01-17 in Oregon by ROBERT F STOLL located at 2320 SE GRAND AVE, PORTLAND, OR, 97214. It is no longer active.” – Business Profiles dot com

© Howie Schechter

Farm Scene – Oregon Feed & Grain Association

H.J. Stoll is a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Oregon Feed & Grain Association.

Back of building – © Howie Schechter

Moe Levy & Sons – Mens Clothes – Ridgewood, Queens

© Vincenzo Aiosa

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Vincenzo Aiosa

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) – October 25, 1935 – Museum of the City of NY (CLICK FOR LINK)

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975) – Untitled, (Moe Levy & Son, N.Y.), ca. 1934–1938 – Robert Mann Gallery