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Holy Jalapeño Poppers!
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Holy Jalapeño Poppers!
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Yesterday, I was doing a search for Diana Coal Oil since I recently reposted it, and I found my image on the Our Lady of Loreto’s Photo’s of Old East New York page (Dominick Mondelli, Webmaster). Here are some highlights from Donny’s page of old East New York filled with great fading ads and other glimpses of Brooklyn’s past.
According to Wikipedia:
The Brooklyn Bottling Group is one of the largest independently owned beverage and food company in the United States. Founded by Jack Miller in 1936, the company started out by selling seltzers and syrups door to door in Brooklyn neighborhoods. The second generation, Arnold Miller, acquired the first bottling facility and the company began to produce soft drinks in 1947. In its third generation, Eric Miller has expanded the company’s line up to include fruit juices.
The Brooklyn Bottling Group bottling facility is based in Milton, New York and has warehouses and distribution centers in Brooklyn, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta. The company manufactures, distributes, imports and sell over 50 brands of soft drinks, juices, food and household items. Its products ship to 23 states across the country, primarily in the east coast.
The company was once involved in a controversy with its soft-drink line “Tropical Fantasy” in the early 1990s. A rumor spread throughout with flyers claimed that the Ku Klux Klan secretly owned the company and its line of Tropical Fantasy soft drinks would sterilize black men. The rumors were later found to be false and the company continued to grow. – Wikipedia
A senior member on the Bevnet users group warned:
I want all members to be aware of Brooklyn Bottling. I used these people to fill for me one time and one time was enough. We had to throw away thousands of improperly filled cans. Their response has been … Oh well sorry. Do business with these people at your own risk !!! Beware ! – SumPoosieCat – Bevnet.com (Complaints & Rants)
Confess your sins for a buck to a legally ordained minister with PayPal! Not all of us can afford a globally televised press conference.
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In this country if you are just trying to say what you think people want you to say, you have to kow-tow to Jesus – Max Kellerman (HBO) on the Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Samuel Rubel was a celebrated entrepreneur and a man obscured by controversy. In 1912, he pressed charges against his then fiancée, Dora Nachumowitz, whom he later married and fathered two daughters. Here is an excerpt of the New York Times article (February 4, 1912, Sunday).
Hailed for Rubel’s business acumen, Arthur Brisbane of the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote in 1925:
Young gentlemen, it pays to save even a LITTLE.
On Monday, Apr. 11, 1927 – Time Magazine labeled Rubel as the Iceman and reported the following about his business practices:
An Iceman. Twenty-one years ago one Samuel Rubel, immigrant from Riga (Latvia), peddled ice in Brooklyn. Now he is president of Rubel Coal & Ice Co. and worth $25,000,000. But withal he is not a nice man, declared sundry petty ice peddlers, when Mr. Rubel tried to freeze them out of business the past year by giving free ice to their customers. For that, the Kings County grand jury last week indicted him, and 28 people sued him for damages. – Time Magazine
From a New York Times obituary (April 30, 1949):
The career of Samuel Rubel verged on the fabulous… His first route was the north side of Watkins Street, in the East New York section. He covered it with a horse and wagon… Up the tenement stoops Mr. Rubel personally carried his cakes of ice and bags of coal. His next move was to a coal platform, with an office on Pitkin Avenue. ‘That year I started selling to other peddlers,’ he said later… In 1925 he bought the majority stock of the Ice Service Corporation and also two other firms… Two years later his firm was merged with the Commonwealth Fuel Company and the Putnam Coal and Ice Company. The new concern, the Rubel Corporation, of which he became head, then had thirty-five coal pickets, forty ice factories and fifty coal and ice stations in the greater city. The same year Mr. Rubel bought the Ebling Brewery then in trouble with prohibition authorities for the manufacture and sale of beer. He planned to convert it into an ice-cream factory. – Wikipedia
According to Walter Grutchfield:
Rubel was still president of Ebling Brewery at the time of his death (undoubtedly it reverted to legal production of beer with the repeal of Prohibition in 1933) and his net worth was estimated at $8,000,000. A 32-room home in Roslyn, Long Island, was destroyed by fire in 1946. Rubel died at a later mansion called Sunset Hall in Ridgefield, Conn. The Rubel contents of Sunset Hall were sold at auction by the Parke-Bernet Galleries, 980 Madison Ave., Oct. 1950. An interesting history of Sunset Hall can be found at acorn-online.net. Apparently it was once considered as a site for the United Nations headquarters.
The life of Samuel Rubel is steeped in the mythology of the American Dream: a penniless immigrant comes to New York to find his fortune – but at what cost? Rubel’s unscrupulous business practices and conflicted and icy personal life is ripe for a torrid Hollywood screenplay. Although Rubel’s story has long been out of the public eye, his legacy continues through his progeny and property. Below is an example of how the quest for the American Dream can still inspire through art and an unwitting lens.
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Attached is a photo I took in La Conner, Washington last year. I thought you might find it usable for your blog. I apologize for the tilt. I have subscribed to your blog for a year and really enjoy your work.
Thanks Fred! Don’t apologize for the tilt! Without it, how would it go down the hatch?
Fred says: Currently 58 years old. I’m a grandfather. I have a chronic illness that has not allowed me to work the past few years. Lots of meds, no cure. Love photography as a hobby and love to write, as therapy of sorts. The blogs I subscribe to and run across are truly inspiring. There is just so much imagery being captured and shared around the world. Visual imagery as well as that evoked in writing. I’m humbled to play a small part in this community.
Check out his blog at BLUESTAR2012
LANCASTER, Texas (CBS) ―At first glance, it looks like a cartoon character. But a closer look reveals something much more revealing. A billboard along Interstate-35 in Lancaster is packing quite a sexual punch and some North Texans aren’t amused. – WJZ13
Here’s a peek at Sara’s Secret’s ad campaign:
North Texans usually aren’t amused. While driving through this past summer, it was all about cows, anti-abortion billboards, and most counties were dry counties (you have to drive over a hundred miles for a beer). Given the problem of the flies and the dust, maybe these billboards are the least of their problems. Sure sounds like someone will be in a pickle!