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Angry Eggroll Food Cart – Austin, TX

© Frank H. Jump

Southern Hardware & Supply Co., Ltd. – Coca-Cola – Downtown Monroe – Louisiana

Coca-Cola repaint – DoMo © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Edmund Pettus Bridge – Selma, AL – #changethename

Vincenzo & myself  in Selma today – © Frank H. Jump

A proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma the Journey to Freedom Bridge was approved on a voice vote in the Alabama Senate on June 3, 2015. – AL dot com

Rock City – Chattanooga, TN

© Frank H. Jump

Lenny Weinstein – artist – Forestville, CA – www.luckymojo.com – Cat Yronwode

“Rock City” became sort of private code between us for all the lost wonders of the ancient world we had never viewed first-hand. – Cat Yronwode

McElree’s Wine of Cardui for Women – Chattanooga, TN

© Frank H. Jump

Martha’s Vintage Attic

The Quack Doctor

Chas. Patterson Feed © Frank H. Jump

On a website called The Museum of Menstruation, there’s a tongue-in-cheek anecdote taken from a 1904 women’s medical journal called “The 20th Century Song Book”: “Menstrual, kidney & liver problems, constipation & bowels, tiredness, indigestion,colic, colds, chills, fever, childbirth, rheumatism, arthritis, menarche,leuchorrhea, dizziness, pain, headache, Cardui, Wine of Cardui, tonic, ‘female weakness,’ etc.” Perhaps this should be sung to a popular “list song” tune like the “Twelve Days of Christmas” or Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” – Fading Ads of New York City (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

According to The Mary Frans Muse Weebly:

In 1880 Dr. McElree’s Wine of Cardui was introduced, a menstrual relief product for women . To maintain the company’s building reputation for quality, the new product was delivered to customers with the agreement that they would pay for it only if fully satisfied with its results. Wine of Cardui immediately became successful, as more than 6,500 women reported cures and sent payment to the company for an initial shipment of 7,000 bottles…. The Company was founded as the Chattanooga Medicine Company on February 21, 1879. It began operations in a small unpretentious 2-story brick building located on a muddy, unpaved road called Market Street in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. At the time, the city of Chattanooga consisted of fewer than 10,000 people whose occupations often centered around the railroad and thriving river port. 

Bedford American Sign – Broadway – Bushwick, Brooklyn

797 Broadway © Frank H. Jump

Bedford American Consumer Products CompanyBrownstoner (Building of the Day – 10/09/2014)

Vanity Gallery, Inc. – Antiques – Kingston Avenue – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Ben-Rose – Kingston Avenue – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

#MrRobot – West 10th Street- Greenwich Village, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

Schindler’s Shoe Shop – 703 Nostrand Avenue – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

Jacob D. Schindler – 703-705 Nostrand Avenue –  The Shoe & Leather Mercantile Agency Inc, Book of Ratings – April 1921 © Google Books

Dr. Scholl’s Foot Comfort – The Brooklyn Daily  Eagle – Sunday June 18, 1922 – Old Fulton Postcards

© Frank H. Jump