ANCIENT FRAME SHOP AD, Downtown Brooklyn

From Paul Lukas of Uni Watch comes this extraordinary find: The demolition of some buildings on the south side of Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue and Pacific Street reveals this ancient painted ad for a framing concern. I make it out to be approximately 1880 or so. Amazing stuff and thanks Paul for being Johnny on the spot. If anyone has further details, leave a message in Comments.

In Comments: Henry O’Neill Picture Framing at 587 5th Avenue per Lain’s Business Directory from 1885 [weird because the house numbers on 5th Avenue here are 1 to 10]

11/27/17


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8 Responses to ANCIENT FRAME SHOP AD, Downtown Brooklyn

  1. Jon says:

    Can’t quite make out the name. Would you have an address for the building?

  2. Joseph Fliel says:

    “In Comments: Henry O’Neill Picture Framing at 587 5th Avenue per Lain’s Business Directory from 1885 [weird because the house numbers on 5th Avenue here are 1 to 10]”

    Not really weird. This doesn’t necessarily mean that O’Neill Picture Framing was located at this particular spot. This could simply be a wall ad for the business with the address still under the brickwork yet to be removed.

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