Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sepia Saturday - Signs


For this Sepia Saturday suggestion we have a photograph of some old buildings featuring several signs.



So today for Sepia Saturday, lets look at some photographs from around the gallery that feature a sign somewhere in the picture.

Two guys and a sign
Furnished Room to Let
Furnished Room to Let

Girl with no dogs sign
Untitled
Perhaps she just didn't notice that Harold was snickering behind his camera...
Untitled
Amelia
Amelia knew there would be talk. But she loved the sign anyway.

Smugglers' notch

People use signs to establish where they were when the picture was snapped.

Patagone
woman on a sign

Kentucky welcome
Kentucky dam villiage
welcome to Kentucky

US State Border signs and monuments are a prime location for a tourist snap just to say: We were here!

Especially Texas, it seems.

Woman on Texas
Sitting on a Texas Sign
Group with Texas sign
Texas

At first glance these seem like all the same sign. They are not. They are apparently from different highways leading into Texas.


Pikes Peak Trio

Colorado and Pike's Peak is another popular destination.

Group with Colorado sign
Trio at Pikes Peak

There are lots of business signs in
LOST GALLERY.

1403 Lands end and Sennen Villiage
1403 Lands end and Sennen Villiage
Hardware store
Esso station
Logan Inn
Logan Inn

Here is an old advertising sign for a product that
probably never really caught on.

Drink Coca Cola
Filling Station

And last, here is a tattered photograph found in an "antique" mall in Texas. The sign in the photograph led me on a fascinating trail of details and discovery. Here is a bit of the story of the fire at the Crazy Drug Company.

Ghost Sign
Ghost Sign
Detail lower left
Ghost Sign
Detail lower right

The "Crazy Drug Company"? Who wouldn't be curious?







One final parting shot ...

Yeah

So now, to get back to the Sepia Saturday home page you turn around here and follow the signs and see where they take you. Just follow the signs. You can't miss it.



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THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

24 comments:

  1. I especially love all the Texas signs although I've never been there -- I guess the natural "seat" provided by the shape of the state makes them so interesting. By contrast, the Colorado sign doesn't seem to promise much.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. Yes, those Texans do go out of their way to let you know you are in Texas. Shape does invite a photo-op for people who are traveling by car. Most state signs are more like the Colorado ones shown here.

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  2. Your post is under a sign of diversion!

    Enyoyed looking at the details of these different occasions, places, times and people.

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    1. Thanks Susanna Rosalie. Glad you enjoyed the page.

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a fun collection of photos. They are all just enjoyable to view.

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    1. Thanks Karen S. I am glad you liked it. I enjoyed putting the page together.

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  4. I always enjoy your posts. One day I would like to do a similar thing with "lost" Australian photos!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I am looking forward to that!

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  5. The English translation in the final photo seems a bit prudish. What a great collection.

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    1. Thanks genepenn. I have never been able to figure out what country the sign might have been in. That might account for the odd translation.

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  6. Love them all. A great collection of photos. I like to take photos of state signs as I travel & cross borders. Guess I am not alone.

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    1. Thanks Colleen G. Brown Pasqulale. It seems to be a popular tradition.

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  7. The child in the Furnished Room to Let photo looks so happy at the thought of someone coming to stay :)

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    1. Thanks Alex Daw. Yes, I bet that big toothy smile took him a long ways in life. That's a happy kid.

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  8. A great collection. I've certainly posed for and taken lots of similar photos. Have you collected a full set of "We-wuz-here!" 50 state signs yet?

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    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. I have too. Collecting one from each of the 50 states is a great idea. It might take a while however as my grazing range isn't that big anymore.

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  9. You always have such fun collections of photographs.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I am glad you enjoy them.

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  10. Hmmm. I wonder if Pancake Flour was a mix? Nice to see all the happy faces, probably on
    vacations.

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    1. Thanks Helen Bauch McHargue. I think it was, but it is no longer available, at least under that name. They were apparently in business in the mid '20's. Yes, some of the happiest faces can be found in vacation snapshots and slides.

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  11. Those signs certainly came in handy for labelling the location; they were so big, no-one could argue!

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    1. Thanks Little Nell. Most of them were pretty big all right. And of course in Texas, everything just seems bigger.

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  12. I collect postcards of signs. I also like signs like the Lands End sign that says POSTCARDS.

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    1. Thanks Postcardy. What a category! Postcards of signs! Or Signs about postcards! Someone told me that that building is still standing but has been built onto. The negative it came from was shot in the winter of 1944.

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