Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Broadway and Jefferson, First Hill

This ad is painted on the North side of the Fenimore Hotel building, opposite the Keene Cigar ad. This is a double ad, however, the dominant is for Holsum.

"Ask your grocer for Holsum. The Bread of Quality."
then at the bottom: "...clean, sold clean."

Of course, the best part of this ad are the silhoutettes of the children eating the bread.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tom Keene Cigar

Broadway and Jefferson, First Hill

This ad shares space with the still existing Hotel Fenimore, which offers "Permanent and Transient Rooms"

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hemenway & Moser Co.

4th and Terrace, Downtown

A little digging revealed that this cigar wholesaler "...ay & Moser Co." was Hemenway & Moser Company, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm surmising the storefront level of the Crouley Building / Reynold's Hotel was their Northwest location. For those of you interested in the building itself, please visit the Crouley Building's Historical Site page, here.

Click on the photo for higher resolution and to see other mysterious ghosties that share this brick wall.

I do miss the Abercrombie ads. They were much better eye candy than this Obama logo ripoff that Pepsi has adopted.

For an idea of what the Seattle store may have looked like in it's heyday, you can check out photos the Salt Lake Hemenway & Moser stores here.