Wednesday, February 15th: Fading Ads of Brooklyn

Fading Ads of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn)
$10 in advance

Join Frank Jump, photographer and author. The Fading Ad Campaign began as a photographic project documenting vintage mural ads on building brickfaces in New York City spanning nearly a century. Of the hundreds of ads Jump has photographed, many have already been covered up, vandalized, or destroyed. But still many silently cling to the walls of buildings, barely noticed by the rushing passersby. Jump’s book The Fading Ads of NYC, which was released this past November, is a collection drawn from thousands of pictures taken throughout the five boroughs. This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history.