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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.

Hercules Seating Company – 25 Park Place – Downtown, NYC

iPhone Instagram – © Frank H. Jump

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers Revisited – Chelsea, NYC

iPhone shots on Instagram © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

St. Nicholas Gas Station – 77 WABC Radio Station Revisited – Harlem

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

September Heat Stirs – End of Summer Flutterby – Before Taking Flight #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

American Specialty & Import Co – General Electric Refrigerators Revisited – Savannah Waterfront, GA – Featured Fade, Mike Harris

© Mike Harris

Jack Sobel Co. Loan Office – West 145th Street – Harlem, NYC

Composite shot © Frank H. Jump

The Florida Boys 18th Annual Miami Florida Ball © Frank H. Jump

Aldo Williams and his Orchestra © Frank H. Jump

AJASS Repertory Theatre Company © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Thanks for the heads up Lisa Colangelo and for forwarding me the Gothamist piece from yesterday that delves into the mystery that was behind wood panelling since 1965,  until a few weeks ago. Evidence from this mid-sixties ephemera tells an interesting tale. Check out the Gothamist piece!

The Walls That Speak… Corso Marsiglia – Lingotto, TO

Near Via Nizza – Jesus is coming very very soon. © Frank H. Jump

God is gay. © Frank H. Jump

Antifa © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Corso Marsiglia (Marseille Course) © Frank H. Jump

This street no longer exists on Google Maps because it no longer exists. Behind Porta Nuova Train Station, this neighborhood was within a few blocks from the former Juventus Stadium. It is a ghost town. But the walls speak. The walls seethe. Anti-Christian (God is Gay), anti-fascist (Antifa)  and anti-drug (Jesus is coming) graffiti create a dialogue for the fringe. Calling the Christian God gay is a form of emasculation popular with young marginalized Islamists. The metaphor of Jesus coming implies that the drug dealers who sell their ware on these corners and the people who take these drugs will die soon.

In & Around The Lingotto Railway Station – Torino, IT

South of the Lingotto Railway Station © Frank H. Jump

Pedestrian bridge that gives access to those living in the westerly Ligotto neighborhood to Lingotto Railway. © Frank H. Jump

Former FIAT Lingotto Building © Frank H. Jump

Looking west from Eataly parking lot © Frank H. Jump

Bensons Burgers – Merrick Blvd. – Jamaica, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump