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Faded ads from the 1940s

May 24, 2009

A couple of blue-and-white mid-century ads appear one on top of the other off Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. They’re strangely (yet nicely) preserved, probably because a neighboring building covered them up for decades.

DoehlerfurnitureDoehler Metal Furniture owned the building these ads appear on, on 32nd Street. Based on a look through online newspaper archives, they seem to have had a lot of contracts with the army during World War II. Manningbowman3

Manning-Bowman had a showroom on the seventh floor. The Connecticut-based electronics firm made things like waffle irons and coffee makers.