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Korf’s Pharmacy – Interborough Rapid Transit Substation – Livonia Avenue – Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Young’s Stetson Hats – Clearance Center – 139 Nassau Street, NYC

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This venue is closed.

Since 1959, this hole-in-the-wall hat shop has been topping the pates of the New York City man. From elderly immigrants stuck in a fashion time warp to the hip-hop entrepreneur looking for that perfect lid, Hat Corner customers are as eclectic as the offerings on display at this quintessential hat shop. Newsboys, ivy leagues, newyorkers, berets, ascots, boaters, westerns, Bogarts, Indiana Jones fedoras, ball caps and visors from a plethora of brands such as Kangol, Capas, and Selentinio sit neatly arranged in veneered, wall-to-wall cubby-holes above an ancient parquet floor. The place feels like it has been around for a hundred years, and it has, in one form or another, since a hat shop called Truly Yours occupied this space circa 1890. The sales staff reflects the polarity of its customer base and knows both its hats and its chapeau history. Bring in your old topper for expert restoration or to find a new hatband to match a suit—or a throwback jersey.

Enlarged – Lost City

Enlarged & rotated – Lost City

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I found this matchbook the other day. It was remarkable enough in that it was a matchbook for a hat store, not a bar or restaurant. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. But the address, 139 Nassau, corner of Beekman, rang a bell. Seemed to me I remembered a hat store being on that corner. – Lost City – http://lostnewyorkcity.blogspot.com/2012/05/truly-yours-best-hats.html

No Weapons Beyond This Point – Alabama Visitor’s Center – Route 59

Double Exposure © Frank H. Jump

This sign was on the door of the entrance to the visitors’ center in Alabama. The hand with mendhi tattoos was taken during one of our school’s Magnet Expos, a multicultural culmination to our year. Vincenzo can be seen peeking through the door.

Specialitá Cavagnolesi – Pasticceria – Cavagnolo, Torino – Italy

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Happy Birthday Vincenzo – Couvoisier Party

Frank Jump & Vincenzo Aiosa © Frank H. Jump

SNIA Viscosa – 1917–2010 – Via Frejus – Torino, IT

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© Vincenzo Aiosa

SNIA S.p.A. was an Italian firm located in Milan that manufactured defence products, textiles, chemicals, perfumes, and corrugated paper among other products. In the early 1920s SNIA began to manufacture artificial textile fibers. Artificial cellulose fibers had been produced before the war, but SNIA was the first to mass-produce rayon. The company was given the new name of SNIA Viscosa (Società nazionale industria e applicazioni viscosa, National Rayon Manufacturing and Application Company). – Wikipedia

On The Road to Alba, Italy – Pralormo, IT – Vincenzo Aiosa

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Stephenson Contractor – 1137 Nostrand Avenue – Flatbush, Brooklyn

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Borden’s Dairy Facility – Ralph Avenue – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

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Archie’s Grocery – Frozen Food – Self-Service – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

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