McCANN’S CELEBRATED HATS, Bedford-Stuyvesant

by Kevin Walsh

photo: Rachel Dahill-fuchel

Came across this just recently, on Marcy Avenue and Madison Street across from the old Boys’ High in Bed-Stuy. Has an ancient ad recently been uncovered?


Sadly, no, though it’s a reasonable facsimile in a style circa 1890 or so. Undoubtedly a movie prop. Note the the first N in McCann’s has been placed over a window. These sort of things tend to remain in place after the movie shoot, and it takes a trained eye like your webmaster’s to spot the fakes.



Chris Egan June 5, 2014 - 10:19 am

For some strange reason this post reminded me of this classic Abbott & Costello routine

David Hatton December 5, 2014 - 4:53 am

Just been watching the “Knick” a Medical Drama set in the 1900’s in NY, Series 1 ep 8 and the property and poster are in the opening 3 minutes.

Adam Sanford March 1, 2021 - 10:53 pm

Also Season 2 Ep 6 at 47 min in. Right there, same building.


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