A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 23, 2016
“Historic preservationists make it last longer” (bumper sticker)

A popular meme in the late 1970s was how various professions “do it”—a mild sex pun. For example, “Divers Do It Deeper.” Preservation in Pink did a bumper sticker in 2011:

“Historic Preservationists Make it Last LONGER.”

The saying has also been printed on T-shirts.


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Preservation in Pink
‏@presinpink
@PresNation @presconf “historic preservationists make it last longer.” a mary washington hp fave
12:36 PM - 22 Apr 2011

Preservation in Pink
PRESERVATION BUMPER STICKERS
May 9, 2011
("Historic Preservationists Make it Last LONGER.”—ed.)
Something fun for your Monday!  A historic preservation bumper sticker, just in time for road trip season. You know you want one – or rather, your car wants one!  After I lost Derby and my preservation bumper stick from Mary Washington, Vinny went on a search for a look-a-like bumper sticker. Without luck, he decided to create a bumper sticker just like my old one (what can I say – I know what I like), but he added a flamingo for Preservation in Pink. It is even better than the old one!  And now my car continues to get double takes wherever we go. It is always entertaining.

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Kayla Jonas Galvin
‏@jonaskayla
I just bought this bumper sticker from @presinpink “Historic Preservationists make it last longer” - love it! http://www.cafepress.com/presinpink
2:01 PM - 4 Aug 2011

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Jonathan Studiman
‏@jstudiman
Meeting with City Planning staff today. One was wearing a shirt that said “historic preservationists make it last longer” smile
10:03 PM - 15 Sep 2011

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Kate Altman
‏@katekat1138
@MissedinHistory Bumper sticker I actually saw, “Historic Preservationists make it last longer.”
12:36 PM - 7 Aug 2013

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