Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stores After Dark

An elegant, if eery bunch: from downtown Brooklyn & beyond, the 40's/50's world of neon & fancy fonts.  All photos from the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection of the Library of Congress.

Barton's Bonbonniere, DeKalb Avenue (1949)

Bostonian Shoes, Kings Highway (1951)

Miracle Mart, Flatbush Avenue (1951)

Field Brothers, King's Highway (1953)

Rockabye, Avenue J (1947)

Hunter, Avenue U (1946)

Adler's, Flatbush Avenue (1946)


danonymous said...

I bought a shirt at Field Brothers on Kings Highway. It is where you went if you didn't want to buy at the lower-end Robert Hall ( my sizes were in the HUSKY section) but didn't want to be foolish and overspend at a fancy store.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Thank you - what a nice story!