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Posted by weirdojax on 2015-03-02 14:49:02

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the Alphabets, NYC, NYS-usa

Posted by plismo on 2013-08-13 18:02:14

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Goll and Frank Ghost Sign, Milwaukee, WI

Goll and Frank Ghost Sign, Milwaukee, WI

A ghost sign that says "Goll & Frank Co., Wholesale Distributors, Notions and Furnishings", and something. Two young Germans, Julius Goll and August Frank, started Goll & Frank in 1852 in Milwaukee.

Frank, nicknamed the “Little Salesmen,” and Goll, described as “energetic, but modest and withdrawn,” according to family letters, got along fabulously. Both raised flowers, enjoyed reading and were exempted from the Civil War draft because of nearsightedness.

The two sold dry goods and hardware, such as linens, velvet ribbons, collars, gloves, men’s socks, combs, suspenders, silverware, teaspoons, purses and pocket books, according to an 1853 Goll & Frank advertisement. “Our supply of hardware and Yankee-notions is plentiful,” an 1852 ad read.

In Goll & Frank’s early years, business was booming. In a letter to his parents in 1853, Frank wrote, “Business is so good at present that I hardly know where my head is from 7 in the morning until 9 at night. I have to gulp my food down and there is hardly time to caress my wife, and child.”

By 1864, Goll & Frank had expanded to include customers from Minnesota and Iowa, and moved to the Water Street location. Twenty-eight years later, the building was almost destroyed by the “The Great Fire of 1892 in Milwaukee’s ‘Irish Third Ward,’ ” as a story by William Maher in a 1993 issue of The Irish Genealogical Quarterlywas titled.

The disaster displaced all of the Irish in the Third Ward, paving the way for Italians to settle there between 1900 and 1920, Maher wrote. According to the Third Ward’s website, the fire destroyed 440 buildings throughout 16 square blocks, leaving 1,900 people homeless and resulting in $60 million in damages by today’s standards.

Goll & Frank was rebuilt into a seven-story building in 1896 with a renaissance design, according to Historic Third Ward documents. In 1929, Julius’ son, company president Frederick Goll, renamed the firm Fred T. Goll & Sons when his sons Harry and Julius joined as partners. After Frederick died in 1931, the company became the J.H. Goll Co. in 1938. It is not known when the company went out of business.

Posted by Robby Virus on 2012-12-21 09:39:40

Tagged: , Milwaukee , Wisconsin , Goll , Frank , Ghost , Sign , Faded , Wall , Advertisement , Ad , Notions , Furnishings , Wholesale , Distributors

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Awesome Harley Trike

Awesome Harley Trike

On my way to watch the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall be escorted into Wickham Park I swung through the park and saw this parked over by the lake. I really like how this one came out. It looks like a shot from catalog shoot.

Posted by Hawk 1966 on 2014-05-01 14:14:29

Tagged: , Vietnam , Memorial , wall , moving , tribute , mobile , Melbourne , Florida , FL , Fuji , fujifilm , X-E2 , xf , XF18-55 , Brevard , Wickham , wickham park , Park , harley , davidson , motorcycle , trike

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1952 Vincent Motorcycle

1952 Vincent Motorcycle

Photographed at the California Automotive Museum, Sacramento, CA.

This photo may not be used for commercial purposes.

Posted by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views on 2008-11-03 00:35:14

Tagged: , 1953 , Vincent , Comet , California , Automotive , Museum , Sacramento , CA , Antique , classic , historic , old , oldtimer , veteran , vintage , Wallpaper , Wall , Paper , Jack Snell , jacksnell707

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1931 Indian 101 Scout Motorcycle – Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay explains why the Indian 101 Scout is one of the greatest American motorcycles of all time.
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The Great Gildersleeve: Dancing School / Marjorie’s Hotrod Boyfriend / Magazine Salesman

Aiding and abetting the periodically frantic life in the Gildersleeve home was family cook and housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Although in the first season, under writer Levinson, Birdie was often portrayed as saliently less than bright, she slowly developed as the real brains and caretaker of the household under writers John Whedon, Sam Moore and Andy White. In many of the later episodes Gildersleeve has to acknowledge Birdie’s commonsense approach to some of his predicaments. By the early 1950s, Birdie was heavily depended on by the rest of the family in fulfilling many of the functions of the household matriarch, whether it be giving sound advice to an adolescent Leroy or tending Marjorie’s children.

By the late 1940s, Marjorie slowly matures to a young woman of marrying age. During the 9th season (September 1949-June 1950) Marjorie meets and marries (May 10) Walter “Bronco” Thompson (Richard Crenna), star football player at the local college. The event was popular enough that Look devoted five pages in its May 23, 1950 issue to the wedding. After living in the same household for a few years with their twin babies Ronnie and Linda, the newlyweds move next door to keep the expanding Gildersleeve clan close together.

Leroy, aged 10–11 during most of the 1940s, is the all-American boy who grudgingly practices his piano lessons, gets bad report cards, fights with his friends and cannot remember to not slam the door. Although he is loyal to his Uncle Mort, he is always the first to deflate his ego with a well-placed “Ha!!!” or “What a character!” Beginning in the Spring of 1949, he finds himself in junior high and is at last allowed to grow up, establishing relationships with the girls in the Bullard home across the street. From an awkward adolescent who hangs his head, kicks the ground and giggles whenever Brenda Knickerbocker comes near, he transforms himself overnight (November 28, 1951) into a more mature young man when Babs Winthrop (both girls played by Barbara Whiting) approaches him about studying together. From then on, he branches out with interests in driving, playing the drums and dreaming of a musical career.

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