Saturday, August 02, 2008
Of times gone by...
San Francisco, CA, July 2008 [Click to enlarge]
A sign is often the equivalent of an historical timestamp. One glimpse is enough to confirm when it first appeared. Beyond that, it tells, in a blink, a story of an era, a community and all the people who revolved around and within it. Colors, textures, word choices, architectures...they all seal the scene in our mind's eye.
I'm guessing this one's from at least 40 or 50 years back. And as I close my eyes and imagine what the streetscape looked like back then, I feel thankful that we have the ability to wonder about the life and times of places and people from long before we existed. Even on a trip far from home, it's a neat additional trip to take.
Your turn: We're still churning through signs as part of this week's Thematic Photographic theme (please go here for more.) Would you mind sharing a thought on what Britex Fabrics might have been like when this sign was new? Go nuts!
One more thing: I'll be posting a new Caption This entry later tomorrow. The latest one is still up for grabs. Click here if you're feeling creative.