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Krasner’s Pharmacy – Drugs – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

The Gulshan façade his finally fallen to reveal the Krasner sign once again.

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!

Mo’ Moe Levy Sightings in Brooklyn! – Atlantic Avenue

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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

Window Shopping in NYC’s Garment District

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iPhone Shots © Frank H. Jump

iPhone Shots © Frank H. Jump

iPhone Shots © Frank H. Jump

iPhone Shots © Frank H. Jump

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

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Black Lives Matter – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Rumours of Spring Have Deer In Feeding Frenzy in the Poconos – NEPA Cervidae #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

Hungry white-tailed deer
In search of something Spring green
Beneath melting snow

Today @ Coney Island

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Burritos & Margaritas and making believe it isn’t 36º and windy © Frank H. Jump

Instagram – © Frank H. Jump

On the way to visit my mom at the nursing home, we were drawn to Coney Island for some reason. Yes, I did have a craving for Nathans and that played heavily into our decision to make a detour before heading out to Manhattan Beach. When we got there we were surprised to see so many people. Apparently today was opening day! Yes, Spring is definitely here. Sorry we missed all the Cyclone drama. 

Sailboat from my mother’s window – Instagram – © Frank H. Jump