Category Archives: New Jersey

Dunn’s Liquors – Delicatessen – No. Arlington, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

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Shoprite – Interstate 280E – Newark, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

WMCA Radio 570 AM – Kearny, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

    WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its “Good Guys” Top 40 era in the 1960s. It is currently owned by Salem Communications and plays a Christian radio format. Its three-tower transmitter site (easily visible from the northbound New Jersey Turnpike) is located on the Hackensack River, in Kearny, New Jersey. – WMCA RadioWikipedia

Jeans Billboard Has Newark Talking About Sex

The billboard for Akoo jeans hovers high at the corner of Market and Washington streets in Newark. - Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

Sexually suggestive jeans billboard in Newark sends wrong message By Barry Carter/The Star-Ledger

Only one thought comes to mind when looking at the new billboard towering above downtown Newark. Okay, two. Is the young, seductive woman about to have oral sex with the young man 30 feet above a major intersection of the state’s largest city? Or have they just finished? – NJ Star Ledger

Baumann Bros – Welders & Machinists – No. Bergen, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

Kennedy Blvd © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Iowa Livestock on the Highway – Three Billy Goats Gruff – Interstate 80 – George Washington Bridge Approach

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Muralo Quality Paint – North Bergen, NJ

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Santa Spotted @ Pizzeria Near Hope NJ – Mediterranean Restaurant & Pizzeria

© Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo, Santa & Me © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Holiday Stockings @ Mediterranean © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Mr. Balaskonis & Patty Balaskonis © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Patty, Dad & friends from Pisa Italy here to see Santa © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Mrs. & Mr. Santa © Frank H. Jump

Probably the best pizza & diner food off of Route 80 (Exit 12) just east of the Delaware Water Gap. Mediterranean (908) 459-0418 484 Hope Blairstown Rd, Blairstown, NJ

All Souls Day – Roadside Ephemeral Saviours – Clifton, NJ & Hamlin, PA

Off Route 3 near Clifton, NJ - © Frank H. Jump

Off Route 3 near Clifton, NJ - © Frank H. Jump

An Arresting Sight at Night - Near Hamlin, north of I-84 - © Frank H. Jump

An Arresting Sight at Night - Near Hamlin, north of I-84 - © Frank H. Jump

This cross near Hamlin must be at least 50 feet high.

Newark USA – L. Craig Schoonmaker on Fading Ads

© L. Craig Schoonmaker (Newark USA)

© L. Craig Schoonmaker (Newark USA)

L. Craig Schoonmaker’s Newark USA is ” a fotojournal about living in Newark USA, New Jersey’s largest and most cultured city, by the author of the foto-essay website RESURGENCE CITY: Newark USA.Schoonmaker was kind enough to give me a spell-check on “haberdashery” and feature our blog on his visually engaging city-centered site. Above is a great collection of wall ads on Springfield & 12th. Schoonmaker’s posting also provides an historical context for the misspelled Burnett Street sign I posted demarcating the location of the S&S Packing Co & Eastern Meats wall signs.

Hahne & Company © L. Craig Schoonmaker

Hahne & Company © L. Craig Schoonmaker

Above is a great night shot of Hahne & Company which I also featured in a previous post last December. After reading Schoonmaker’s descriptive historical narrative, I realized he likes alternative spellings (i.e. graffics and photograff). Maybe I should have stuck with the “habadashery” spelling in my categories after all?

Highway Body Works – Tonnelle Avenue – North Bergen, NJ

Highway Body Works - Tonnelle Avenue - No. Bergen, NJ - © Vincenzo Aiosa

Highway Body Works - Tonnelle Avenue - No. Bergen, NJ - © Vincenzo Aiosa

Valley Landscape Inc. (Another Drive-by) – Newark, NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ

Valley Landscape - Newark NJ
© Frank H. Jump

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun,
Mama always said you’d be
The Chosen One. – Steven Van Zandt

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Sussex County Shack – Route 206N – NJ

Sussex County Shack
© Frank H. Jump

AO Smith – Harvestore Silo – Ross Corner Junction – Routes 15 N – 206 N – Sussex County, NJ

AO Smith Harvestore Silo - Sussex County NJ

AO Smith
© Frank H. Jump

colorantshistory.org’s Robert Baptista Photographs Ads & Ephemera

Mail Pouch Tobacco - Dover, NJ 1991
Mail Pouch Tobacco – Dover, NJ 1991 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Edgerton Photographer - Beaumont, TX 1994
Edgerton Photographer – Beaumont, TX 1994 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Intercoastal Mercantile Co. 1918 - Vinton, LA 1996
Intercoastal Mercantile Co. 1918 – Vinton, LA 1996

Russo Auto Wreckers, Elizabeth, NJ 1994
Russo Auto Wreckers- Elizabeth, NJ 1994 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Aroy Building 1930 - Pt. Arthur, TX 1999
Aroy Building 1930 – Pt. Arthur, TX 1999 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Borne Chemical Co., Elizabeth, NJ 1997
Borne Chemical Co., Elizabeth, NJ 1997 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Goodyear Tires - Myersville, NJ 1998
Goodyear Tires – Myersville, NJ 1998 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Kolsch Beer - Leverkusen, Germany 1999
Kolsch Beer – Leverkusen, Germany 1999 © colorantshistory.org/Robert Baptista

Hi Frank,

Looking at your vast site reminded me of some photos of ads on buildings I have shot in the past. Attached are some that you are welcome to post at your site.

Best Regards,

Robert Baptista

Outstanding shots Robert! -FHJ

The Borne Chemical Co. depicted in the 1997 photo was located on a 9-acre site at 632 South Front St., Elizabeth, NJ. Chemical operations began at the site around 1917. Borne Chemical used the site for the processing and blending of various types of petroleum, dyes and chemical products. When oil prices skyrocketed in the 1970s, the company began to sell recycled motor oil and auto transmission fluid. But oil prices dropped in the 1980s so the company went bankrupt and abandoned the site. The property is now listed as a Superfund site which the City of Elizabeth hopes to redevelop it after the environmental cleanup.

Robert Baptista 2/9/2008

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