Back in '87 I did a limited series full hand colored hand printed serigraph of MINGS variety. Soon there after I found out that he was closing after 30 years. He opened the store in the summer of 1957. The original owners name was Wong. He bought the store and then decided to keep the original name to help keep up his clientele.
I made two prints for him for no charge. When I came by before he retired to bring him the prints his daughter was there and decided to take a photo of the two of us for our families. He sent me this photo and a card giving thanks for our friendship. There were all kinds of old style stock for sale like bags of marbles, cheap sun glasses, boxes of old Princess Soap Flakes, small cap guns and a great deal more. Of course all the original in store signs were sold off. York Ice Cream and Pepsi Cola for example.
This photo was taken June 6 1987. All of the MINGS prints have been sold out for years. If I come across any original photos that I used for reference I will pass then along.