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Luchthaven – Vliegveld Deurne – Antwerp International Airport – Belgium – Gaia Son

April 2005 © Gaia Son

Carmen’s Cafe – Marfa, TX – December 2004 – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Fabens Cotton Gin – Fabens, TX – El Paso County – December, 2004 – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Wayne Strachan Farms Ft. Hancock TX  © Gaia Son

Sunbeam – Texas Best Bread – Flowers Baking Co – El Paso, TX – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Little Miss Sunbeam and the Sunbeam brand are owned by Quality Bakers of America, a baking cooperative. Flowers is one of 10 baking companies in the U.S. that franchises the right to market baked foods under the Sunbeam brand. Flowers and Sunbeam have been partners since 1944! - Flowers Foods Website

Mouterij (Malting) – Zuid-Hollandse Bierbrouwerij – A. Meijer – Weesp, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

“Wandeling in Weesp” – Wandering in Weesp © Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Cropped by FHJ © Gaia Son

Hoogstraat – Achterom © Gaia Son

I read the name Zuid-Holland[se] Bierbrouwerij – although Weesp is in North Holland, just southeast of Amsterdam. What more can you decipher?

Another Great J. Michaels Furniture Store Revisited – Downtown Brooklyn – Featured Fade – Vlad Iorsh

© Vlad Iorsh

Previously featured on FAB – June 24, 2014

Gaia Son in the Ghardaïa Province- Algeria, March 2007

El Goléa –  oasis town and commune – capital of El Ménia District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. © Gaia Son

This summer I spent a week with my friends Gaia Son (FAB’s Lowlands Correspondent) and her husband Bob Kovel (artiste extraordinaire) in Amersfoort, NL. One night Gaia showed me some of her photographs and I insisted on her curating some virtual exhibitions for the Fading Ad Blog. This first slideshow is of Son’s trip through the Ghardaïa Province in Algeria- located in The M’Zab Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the Sahara Desert and ending in Outoul in the south of Algeria.

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Gaia Son with her Touareg Berber guides – photo by Louis Cador

Netherland Shipbuilding Company – Nederlandsche Scheepbouw Maatschappij – North Amsterdam, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Commemorative book – August 1894 – August 1934 http://www.ndsm-werfmuseum.nl/

© Gaia Son


Very Hungry Caterpillars – Poconos PA

iPhone shot with plastic hand lens © Frank H. Jump

Featured Fade: Chew Virgin Leaf Tobacco Ad – Blood Tonic Pentimento – Fulton Street – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn – Vlad Iorsh

© Vlad Iorsh

Virgin Leaf tobacco was a trademarked chewing tobacco marketed by McAlpin & Co. Since I have never seen their past ads as claiming to be “for the blood,” I am assuming this is a pentimento – two or more ads superimposed upon one another – of the Virgin Leaf ad with a blood tonic. Would love to climb that fence and get a straight on shot of this right after it rains.