Category Archives: Soho NYC

Harts Printers Rollers – Greene Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

Internet references:

Mrs. William C. Hart was born May Gleason in New Orleans but grew up in New Jersey and was married there, in Jersey City. The Harts lived in Rochester, where her father-in-law established a factory to manufacture printers’ rollers. When a branch was opened in New York, they moved, in 1914, to Kew Gardens. She and her daughter, Jeanne, live in the same Kew Gardens house, the sole remaining original residents on the street, at 119 82nd Avenue.A Picture of Kew Gardens

In 1813, printer Robert Harrild (1780-1853) joined the debated raging inside the London printing community as to the use of rollers rather than balls to ink a printing plate. The majority of hand-printers preferred inking balls but Harrild’s demonstration of his new roller was so successful that rollers became compulsory in every print shop throughout the city. Harrild established a company, located at 25 Farringdon Street, to manufacture the rollers and eventually all kinds of printing equipment. – Harrild & Sons Printing Machinery – Graphic Arts  – Princeton University Blog – July 2, 2009

I was lucky to get a shot of this without the revolting Aesthetic Realism flag flying underneath.

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Player’s Navy Cut – East Houston Street, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Filter Cigarettes © Vincenzo Aiosa

Player's Navy Cut cigarette package - Flickr

Baldwin Belting – Goodyear – Spring Street, NYC

1997 © Frank H. Jump

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Undecipherable Fading Ad – Lafayette Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

Office Around Corner © Frank H. Jump

Machinist Shop Building – Centre Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Indecipherable Fading Ad – Center Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

My guess is this is a cigarette or cigar ad, although my tweaking with Photoshop hasn’t revealed anything substantial. Still searching the historical photo archives for an earlier shot.

A & A Coffee – 107 Thompson Street – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Another night shot with my nephew Eston and sister Jacqui.

WO telephone exchange is for WORTH

Soho Cola Ad – Colossal Coverup

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

More on the Colossal Media ad’s bid for this airspace.

John De Lorenzo & Bro., Inc. – Iron & Sheet Metal Contractor – Soho, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

Grand Street & West Broadway © Frank H. Jump

WA-lker 5 telephone exchange (see Ephemeral NY comments).

Knob Creek – West Broadway & Houston – Soho, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Grand Hotel – Bowery – Soho, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

J.C. Yarn Co – Broome Street – Soho, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Fletcher’s Castoria – Spring Street – Soho, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Soho Coca-Cola Ad – Grand & West Broadway – August 1999

Soho Cola Ad © Frank H. Jump

Soho Cola Ad © Frank H. Jump

Torre Products Co., Inc. – 479 Washington Avenue – Soho, NYC

Flavorings, Extracts, Essential Oils - © Frank H. Jump

Flavorings, Extracts, Essential Oils - © Frank H. Jump

Flavorings, Extracts, Essential Oils - © Frank H. Jump

Torre Products Co., Inc. - Flavorings, Extracts, Essential Oils - © Frank H. Jump