A few nice advertisement of business, images I found:
1959 Ad, The Cloister Inn, Nightclubs in Chicago & Hollywood, Playboy
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"The Cloister swings until 4 A.M."
Some historical info about The Cloister Inn in Chicago; the posh nightclub was located in the basement of the old Maryland Hotel on Rush Street, from What Was There:
The Maryland Hotel was once one of Chicago’s swankiest, and the Cloister Inn was a nightclub that featured acts like Duke Ellington, Della Reese, Bill Cosby and Lenny Bruce. In 1975, Hugh Hefner’s assistant Bobbi Arnstein killed herself there; she was facing charges for cocaine distribution.
In West Hollywood, The Cloister was an elite supper club on Sunset Boulevard. In 1958, the nightclub took over the 1941 building on the Sunset Strip that had formerly housed the posh Mocambo, which in its heyday had featured singers such as a young Frank Sinatra, Eartha Kitt, Herb Jeffries, and Ella Fitzgerald, and attracted many top Hollywood celebrity customers — more about the old Mocambo club, from Wikipedia:
Among the many celebrities who frequented the Mocambo were Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Errol Flynn, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Henry Fonda, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Sophia Loren, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, Grace Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Howard Hughes, Kay Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Theda Bara, Tyrone Power, Jayne Mansfield, John Wayne, Ben Blue, Ann Sothern, and Louis B. Mayer. Myrna Loy and Arthur Hornblow, Jr. celebrated their divorce there.
The club’s main stage was replicated on the TV series I Love Lucy as the "Tropicana" Club. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were frequent guests at the Mocambo and were close friends of Charlie Morrison.
The Mocambo was also parodied mercilessly in the 1947 Bugs Bunny cartoon, "Slick Hare". According to a commentary track on the DVD with this cartoon, the animators managed to get into the kitchen and drew the kitchen exactly as they saw it, complete with dripping grease on the refrigerator and vegetables lying around the ground.
Early in 1957, club operator and co-owner Charlie Morrison died at his Beverly Hills, California, home. The Mocambo remained in business for one final year, before closing its doors on June 30, 1958. The building was then sold, reopened as a supper club called The Cloister, and eventually demolished.
Published in Playboy magazine, June 1959 – Vol. 6 No. 6
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Image from page 594 of “The Gardeners’ Chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects” (1895)
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Title: The Gardeners’ Chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects
Year: 1895 (1890s)
Authors: Gardeners’ chronicle (London, England : 1874)
Subjects: Ornamental horticulture Horticulture Plants, ornamental
Publisher: London: [Gardeners’ Chronicle]
Contributing Library: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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MESSENGER & CO. Contracts undertaken and Estimatesgiven for WINTER GARDENS, CONSERVATORIES, VINERIES, PLANT HOUSES, AND ALL KINDS of HORTICULTURAL BUILDINGS. MESSENGER k COMPANY, Gentlemen waited upon and Surveysmade on payment of out-of-pocketexpenses. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE With numerous Designs, post-free, 2s. HORTICULTURAL BUILDERS and HOT-WATER ENGINEERS, LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE; London Office:—163, Palmerston Buildings, Old Broad Street, E.C. Edit-mil communications should be addressed to the Editor; Advertisements aud Business Letters to The Publisher. at the Office, 41, Wellington Street. Covent Oarden,London, W.C.Piin.ed for the Proprietor by Messrs. Bbadbubt, Assew, A Co. (Limited, Lombard Street, Precinct o! Whitefrisrs. City of London, in the County of Middlesex, and published byAbthub Obobse Mabtis, at the Office, 41, Wellington Street, Parish of St. Paul1*, Cerent Garden, in the said County.—Sahtbdax, Kovember 9, ig9s, Agent for Manchester—J ohh HsrwooB. KA
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Advertising Exhibits/Self Storage, Larimer, Pittsburgh, July 13, 2015
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Past and present of an old building on Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. Ghost signs, yellow/blue and red/cyan color contrasts, textured brickwork, street facade vs. hidden alley.