#recordnerd alert! This one goes out to #vinylhead@domcasualdiscos because he loves the price stickers and logos of defunct record stores and labels, and to @humanheadnyc@electriceyerecordstore and @johndoejrrecords where I have found prime examples of the price tags (and even branded record sleeves) of these stores that used to sell salsa vinyl in olden times. Back in the day, NYC had a ton of record stores, of course, but unless you’re old enough to have experienced shopping in them 30 to 40 years ago, you wouldn’t know the half of it, or the stories their bins could tell - a whole lot of it is lost to the vagaries of the hour glass in the city that never sleeps and is always constantly reinventing itself, almost willfully burying its past. While The Big Apple has been blessed with a lot more brick-and-mortar establishments that sell vinyl in recent years, and some have withstood the test of time to be still with us today, the scene now is a mere shadow of the plentitude of record stores you could find throughout Gotham’s boroughs of yesteryear. In regards to classic salsa vinyl of 1970s-80s vintage especially, certain legendary Gran Manzana store price labels come up time and again with names that make me feel nostalgic (as do the rock-bottom prices!). DISC-O-MAT (one of a chain of discount record stores) located at 474 7th Ave. on the SE corner of West 36th Street in the (pretty much former) Garment District is certainly a prevalent brand that graces the shrink wrap in my Latin collection (check out the painted building ad seen here in a nice #ghostsigns style photo by David Silver, no doubt taken long after the store closed). Swipe for a couple of real-life examples. #salsa101#discomat#newyorkrecordstore#ghostsigns#newyorksalsa#johnnyventura#louiecruz#fadingads#fadingad#vintagerecordstore
Necchi Sewing Machine company started in #Pavia , #Italy at the end of The First World War in 1919 when Vittorio Necchi returned home from the war. Not sure what to do with the old family foundry he was inspired by his wife asking him for a sewing machine. The idea stuck and the #foundry was altered to cast the first iron machines. Initially Vittorio copied the best selling machines of the time like the #Singer model 15 but it was not long before his #Italian flair took hold and unique #Necchi machines started to roll out of the ever expanding factory in Pavia.
Necchi made many models always to the highest standards and pioneered many improvements to modern machines. Being an #Italian machine naturally they had to make their #sewing machines pretty to look at as well as useful. Necchi machines of the 1950 to the 1970's were the curviest of any #sewingmachine . The gold medal winning Necchi Supernova was so far ahead of its time that it took the sewing world by storm on its release in the late 1950's. Even by today's standard it is impressive. Later, the Necchi Mirella was so inspiring that it became one of the only sewing machine ever to be on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. It represents the highest aesthetic level a sewing machine has ever achieved.
Necchi now supply the most up to date computer machines a far cry from the simple machines of the 1920's. (Text credit Sewalot.com) Unfortunately this
#ghostsign#ghostad is no longer charming 7th avenue as it has been painted over a lovely bland beige. I wish there was a way to #savethesigns#vintage#vintageimage#stitches#paintedbrick#olympus#photography#artforsale#homedecor@nyspaces#interiordesign#nyc#manhattan#everything_signage#homeeconomics#goneforever
C.W. Lindsay & Co. Chaîne de magasins spécialisée dans la vente de pianos, phonographes et musique imprimée. L'origine de cette entreprise remonte à 1877 alors qu'un jeune Montréalais, Charles William Lindsay, aveugle depuis l'adolescence, revint de Boston après avoir étudié l'accordage et la réparation des pianos au Perkins Institute for the Blind. Il commença à exercer son métier mais se lança bientôt dans le commerce de ces instruments. Il vendit d'abord des pianos reconditionnés puis obtint en 1883 l'agence de Heintzman. Vinrent ensuite celle des pianos Miller et en 1896 celle de Chickering, deux compagnies de Boston. En 1897, Lindsay fit l'acquisition de la succursale de A. & S. Nordheimer et ensuite des entreprises De Zouche & Atwater de Montréal et, en 1905, C.A. McNee d'Ottawa. En 1902, il transforma sa maison en compagnie à responsabilité limitée, et construisit son propre édifice de sept étages rue Sainte-Catherine ouest, sur lequel on peut encore voir les publicités sur le mur de brique rouge d’origine qui avec le temps montre des signes évidents de palimpseste.
#murspeintspublicitaires#murpeint#anciennepublicite#publicitemurale#murreclame#walldogs#ghostsign#fadingad#brickads#palimpseste#signchaeology#advertising#pianoslindsay#quebec#montreal🇨🇦 📷 Canon 80D