Monthly Archives: May 2008

Ford Tractor – Sterling, PA

Ford Tractor - Sterling, PA
© Frank H. Jump

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Lewis & Reilly: Always Busy – Scranton, PA

Lewis & Reilly - Scranton, PA

Lewis & Reilly - Scranton, PA

Lewis & Reilly - Scranton, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Urban Champ on Scranton

Boscov Mannikins – Scranton, PA

Boscov Mannikins - Scranton, PA

Boscov Mannikins - Scranton, PA

Boscov Mannikins - Scranton, PA

Boscov Mannikins - Scranton, PA

Boscov Mannikins - Scranton, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Some Boscov history:

Established in Reading, PA in 1911, Boscov claims to be “one of the last remaining full-service department stores, featuring men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel; shoes; jewelry; cosmetics; housewares; appliances; toys; stationery; and sporting goods.”

Banca Stabile & Co. – New York, Boston – Commercial Street, Boston

Banca Stabile - Boston
© Frank H. Jump

From Little Italy by Emelie Aleandri - Google Books

From Little Italy by Emelie Aleandri - Google Books

Little Italy by Emelie Aleandri – Google Books

From Little Italy by Emelie Aleandri

From "Little Italy" by Emelie Aleandri

Banca Stabile & Co.-

Constitution Wharf – Charlestown, MA

Restaurant Supplies

Restaurant Supplies - Constitution Wharf
© Frank H. Jump

White Star; New England Distributing & Warehouse Corp; Borden- Constitution Wharf – Charlestown, MA

White Star, Charlestown

White Star, Charlestown

Borden - Charlestown, MA

Borden - Charlestown, MA

Borden - Charlestown, MA

Borden - Charlestown, MA
© Frank H. Jump

Young & Schmuck – Eighth Avenue & West 47th Street – August 2000

Young & Schmuck
Young & Schmuck
© Frank H. Jump

Fading Ad Campaign

Rosario Dawson @ Seventeen – East Village Rooftop – March 1997

Rosa @ Seventeen
© Frank H. Jump

Frank H. Jump @ 18 – Zandvoort, Nederland – August 1978

Frank H. Jump - Zandvoort, NL
© Frank H. Jump

Sam Waterston – Ninth Avenue & West 21st – Chelsea, NYC April 1997

Sam Waterston - April 1997
© Frank H. Jump

Don’t Dump – Drains To Alewife Brook – Cambridge, MA

Don't Dump - Drains to Aiewife Brook
© Frank H. Jump

Richdale Avenue

More on Alewife Brook:

Wikipedia - Tim Pierce

Member Agent Allied Van Lines, Inc. – Cambridge, MA

Allied Van Lines, Inc. - Cambridge, MA

Allied Van Lines, Inc. - Cambridge, MA
© Frank H. Jump

Richdale Avenue

Keeps Colors From Fading – East 9th Street & Lafayette

Keeps Colors From Fading
© Vincenzo Aiosa

Vincenzo spied the sign from which I created my Fading Ad logo years back. I had climbed to the roof of the adjacent building and got really good close-ups. Guess I have to search my Ektachrome archives again to offer you a glimpse.

Cambridge University Storage – Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Storage, MA

Cambridge Storage, MA

Cambridge Storage, MA

Cambridge Storage- MA

Cambridge Storage, MA
© Frank H. Jump

Remembrance of Our Dead – The War With AIDS Isn’t Over

“The History Of AIDS In America
Has Been One Of Denial & Suppression…”

Silence = Death/David Wojnarowicz
Remembrance of Our Dead

Wallace Shawn reads from Vito Russo’s Celluloid Closet

AIDSGATE Commemorative Stamp

Memorial Day has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. I don’t know many veterans since many of my friends are gay or lesbian and cannot openly serve in the military. The only legitimate and significant war I have personally experienced been the War Against AIDS. From this day forward, Memorial Day will be a day I will remember those I’ve lost in this war and I invite everyone else to join me.

Sitting and trying to think of the countless people I have encountered in my life who have died from this still stigmatizing disease is a daunting task. Above are some of the names of friends and acquaintances who have touched our lives (Vincenzo and myself) in some way. [I’ve gotten up out of bed and updated the list twice already. I don’t think this is a realistic task for one day.]

This April I have been HIV+ for 24 years – half of my life. Through the years I have begun to have days when I think of the disease only perhaps once or twice a day, but not a single day goes by that I’m not reminded of my mortality at least once – probably due to my adherence to my meds. Then I remember those I’ve lost. I encourage people to share names of their loved ones who have died of AIDS- reminding America of the indignities and indifference they had experienced.

Image citings:

Silence = Death & AIDSGATE – Gran Fury
David Wojnarowicz
Vito Russo

Other similar postings:

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The Ban on HIV/AIDS Immigration