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Don Dudenbostel
15-Jan-2020, 20:04
I don’t think I’ve seen a specific thread showing signs.

Don Dudenbostel
15-Jan-2020, 20:12
199428199429199430199431

A few more shots that signs play an important role in. The photo of Mrs Byrd standing in front of her menu board was shot around 2005. My wife and I had breakfast there every Friday morning. We were able to have a substantial meal for a total of $6. The diner was built by Mrs Byrd and her husband in 1947. Shortly after I made the photo she sold the diner. I sat vacant crumbling into the earth until a month ago when it was demolished. The diner sat at the intersection of the Dixie and Lee highways, Dixie Lee Junction as it is known.

Signs of faith were once very common in Appalachia where I live but in recent years have become very scarce.

Pat Kearns
15-Jan-2020, 22:48
Don your photos reminds me of riding through rural Mississippi to visit my Grandparents sixty years ago.

Seeing you opened this thread I'll post this sign I shot a few years ago at the DMZ.

Don Dudenbostel
15-Jan-2020, 22:52
Don your photos reminds me of riding through rural Mississippi to visit my Grandparents sixty years ago.

Seeing you opened this thread I'll post this sign I shot a few years ago at the DMZ.

Glad they bring back good memories.

Your sign is one you don’t see everyday, at least around here.

Tin Can
16-Jan-2020, 00:12
Thinking of Lady Bird and her push to remove highway signs.

When driving in corn country the many tiny serial signs that told a story mile after mile were wonderful.

Never stopped at Wall Drug...

Don Dudenbostel
17-Jan-2020, 15:43
Thinking of Lady Bird and her push to remove highway signs.

When driving in corn country the many tiny serial signs that told a story mile after mile were wonderful.

Never stopped at Wall Drug...

When I was young in the 50’s & 60’s the entertainment along the state highways, before interstates, was Burma Shave signs.

Oren Grad
17-Jan-2020, 22:19
http://www.orengrad.com/LFF/IMG_0802mfw.jpg

Hamilton, Montana, Sept 2016.

A peek at Google Street View just now shows that as of Oct 2018, the building had been knocked down and the property fenced off.

Jim Galli
17-Jan-2020, 22:50
I adore old signage.


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/ROCno3/SHGreenStampsS.jpg
S&H Green Stamps

http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/6X10/NoDogs/NoDogs_5s.jpg
No Dogs

I'm sure there'll be more. Great thread. Walker Evans would love it.

Jim Galli
17-Jan-2020, 23:06
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/TrainsPlainsAutomobiles/NevadaNorthern/WomenWorkingS.jpg
Women Working

Oren Grad
19-Jan-2020, 22:59
http://www.orengrad.com/LFF/_O5A0706fw.jpg

Something providential.

ggruber
21-Jan-2020, 06:27
199770

Tin Can
21-Jan-2020, 07:00
The night before this sign was removed after corporate sell out, despite brand still is made there and the town said the sign may never be replaced.

Demoralizing all 2500 employees...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49418861828_9fdf8d8483_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihYzTS)Fel-Pro Last Day (https://flic.kr/p/2ihYzTS) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

BradS
21-Jan-2020, 17:49
https://live.staticflickr.com/8301/7858330056_92b554bc42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cYpZKf)
New Year's day, 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49222258768_3339dfed8f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hZAWDW)
Life is Porno!

tuco
21-Jan-2020, 20:58
https://live.staticflickr.com/7481/15901185995_108935f862_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qe8JBe)
The Riviera Hotel (https://flic.kr/p/qe8JBe) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Jim Galli
21-Jan-2020, 22:01
The Riviera Hotel

About 1968?

tuco
21-Jan-2020, 22:15
About 1968?

I think about 1966.

tuco
21-Jan-2020, 22:17
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/8873161096_7b891435f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ew6gE9)
Wet Floor (https://flic.kr/p/ew6gE9) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Oren Grad
21-Jan-2020, 22:18
I think about 1966.

That Galaxie is '65-67-ish, no?

tuco
21-Jan-2020, 22:38
That Galaxie is '65-67-ish, no?

It looks like a 65' Galaxie 500 but I couldn't say for certain.

Oren Grad
21-Jan-2020, 23:50
http://www.orengrad.com/LFF/Japan-M4-2.7.20mfw.jpg

Winter bargain, 1993

There's *always* a big sign there: https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6594933,139.6993583,3a,88.6y,281.39h,95.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szRqOYlk2BJHVXzzytoXiTA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Tin Can
22-Jan-2020, 06:06
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405582956_55eb4b0d14_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igNwxN)Nebraska Westy (https://flic.kr/p/2igNwxN) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

tuco
22-Jan-2020, 10:09
https://live.staticflickr.com/4849/46029160065_45ec00a581_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d8rtE2)
Make Your Move (https://flic.kr/p/2d8rtE2) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

tgtaylor
22-Jan-2020, 11:12
A sign for the times

https://spiritsofsilver.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Hotel_Senator.30185512_large.jpg

Thomas

Bob Salomon
22-Jan-2020, 12:39
Popcorn Sutton died recently, quite a character-and moonshiner.

Bob Salomon
22-Jan-2020, 12:44
199804

Pete Oakley
23-Jan-2020, 03:50
Ali Randolph made a nice tribute song and video to Popcorn Sutton.

Tin Can
23-Jan-2020, 06:18
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49429387636_f6c308e798_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iiUwRj)1999 Save the Planet (https://flic.kr/p/2iiUwRj) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

tuco
23-Jan-2020, 08:08
I think this fire hose sign/icon is a little too abstract for me. If the fire hose was behind a closed metal door, I don't think this green and white sign/icon would communicate there was emergency fire equipment here.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49425816962_c1b3b4ab66_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iiAepY)
Fire Hose Icon (https://flic.kr/p/2iiAepY) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Thad Gerheim
23-Jan-2020, 08:57
Challis Transportation Co- For Sale
Idaho Land Company
199814
199815

Thad Gerheim
23-Jan-2020, 09:18
I've named this bullet riddled sign- "Slow Rednecks at Play"
199816

Tin Can
23-Jan-2020, 11:58
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49430268708_9f52631fa7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iiZ3Ld)Walk-in Clinic today (https://flic.kr/p/2iiZ3Ld) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Doremus Scudder
23-Jan-2020, 13:00
Signs, Beatty, NV

Chester McCheeserton
24-Jan-2020, 00:38
199862

reddesert
24-Jan-2020, 01:37
https://live.staticflickr.com/157/334964618_ae067642e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vAMj3)Central Valley, California, 2001 (https://flic.kr/p/vAMj3) by reddesert64 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/53623804@N00/), on Flickr

Tin Can
24-Jan-2020, 01:54
Poetic!

6X17 Shooter
24-Jan-2020, 08:25
Taken with a point and shoot some years ago at Penn Station in NYC

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-qdVbKb2/0/6236adfd/XL/dont_sit_on_stairs-XL.jpg

Don Dudenbostel
24-Jan-2020, 15:18
Some of these go back a long way. the bear goes back to the mid70's, the Jesus signs go to the 90's as does the peanut stand and the carnival shot goes to the mid 70's also.

Don Dudenbostel
24-Jan-2020, 15:22
A couple more. The two B&W's are from the 90's and the color was shot in the British West Indies in the early 90's.

Tom Monego
24-Jan-2020, 17:08
From a construction site:
199927

Doremus Scudder
25-Jan-2020, 12:03
Don,

Great body of work! I love them all.

Doremus

Tin Can
25-Jan-2020, 12:09
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49439785648_abcea2e6d0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijPPPo)Tree of Death (https://flic.kr/p/2ijPPPo) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

NER
25-Jan-2020, 17:36
Jawbone Canyon Store Billboard
(FP4 in PMK on MG Classic with Dektol.)

What can I say? It's the Mojave Desert. It was a hot day.

N. Riley
http://normanrileyphotography.com

Jim Galli
25-Jan-2020, 18:19
Jawbone Canyon Store Billboard
(FP4 in PMK on MG Classic with Dektol.)

What can I say? It's the Mojave Desert. It was a hot day.

N. Riley

Classic! Passed it many times. Is it still there?


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Pinkham-Smith/Bi-Quality/Sixteen/16Bi-Quality_05s.jpg
STOP

On the tailgate of my station wagon. Must be obeyed or there's gonna be toothpicks.

Jim Galli
25-Jan-2020, 18:24
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goldfield/GoodYearII.jpg

http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goldfield/GoodYearI.jpg

Sadly, gone now. The building is still there but the sign is no longer.

6X17 Shooter
27-Jan-2020, 11:01
If anyone follows NFL football and Brady’s Deflategate, saw this on a yard fence in Green Bay.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-sB5Grg5/0/6b695204/XL/2020012707295618-5707281772717841313-IMG_1527-XL.jpg

Louis Pacilla
27-Jan-2020, 12:00
If anyone follows NFL football and Brady’s Deflategate, saw this on a yard fence in Green Bay.

https://northlake.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-sB5Grg5

Your image (which I would like to see) is not showing up. It's just a broken image icon on my screen.

tgtaylor
27-Jan-2020, 12:50
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49451560642_b90a3e7052.jpg

Silver gelatin print on Oriental RC. This was taken on a busy Saturday night in the Castro with the 165mm lens on a tripod mounted P67II while standing between 2 parked cars.

Thomas

Tin Can
27-Jan-2020, 14:15
Cool and I learned something. "The Castro" district must be named after this theater. I most likely drove by in daylight 5 decades ago.

Looks almost the same as Chicago Theater which I know well.

Thanks for posting!

Ken Lee
27-Jan-2020, 17:08
The Castro district of San Francisco was named for Castro Street which bears the name of the family of Mexican general Jose Castro (1808-1860).

The Castro Theater is on Castro St.

The family name Castro means Castle in Spanish and other Romance languages.

tuco
27-Jan-2020, 17:37
That is a sweet shot, Thomas.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49451834553_2a4e0b8d81_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ikTzx8)
Altoona (https://flic.kr/p/2ikTzx8) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Bob Salomon
27-Jan-2020, 17:54
200044

Thad Gerheim
27-Jan-2020, 18:13
Along a lonely highway near the Idaho Nevada border.
200045

DMS206
28-Jan-2020, 14:50
200054
Used to be common in tobacco country, not many left

Oren Grad
29-Jan-2020, 22:07
http://www.orengrad.com/LFF/_O5A1251w.jpg

Provincetown, 2019

Don Dudenbostel
30-Jan-2020, 18:43
Thanks! I have lots more I’ll post in the next few months.

6X17 Shooter
2-Feb-2020, 11:27
From along a beach trail on island of Maui:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-9trHrRD/0/397f289a/XL/maui%20beach%20sign-XL.jpg

Don Dudenbostel
6-Feb-2020, 13:57
A few images from the 70's and 90's.

Doremus Scudder
7-Feb-2020, 12:18
Love the last three Don!

Jim Galli
17-Feb-2020, 00:02
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Miscl_Tessars/Kodak34BadGlassLens216mm/Lionel136Os.jpg
the lionel lines

Ron_in_Alaska
17-Feb-2020, 06:13
It's panoramic so you will have to click on the link to see a bigger version to browse around. A fun picture I took many years ago with a #10 cirkut camera. The signs are almost in English. This was China in 1985.

200776

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/10922

rjbuzzclick
17-Feb-2020, 12:45
https://live.staticflickr.com/8284/7778651120_66a2175232_c.jpg

tuco
17-Feb-2020, 13:18
Ha, that property notice sign certainly vents.

rjbuzzclick
17-Feb-2020, 13:46
Yeah, the owner was really frustrated with encroaching developments, and then getting complaints from the new neighbors who wanted to live out in the country but really didn't understand what actually went on out there!

Don Dudenbostel
21-Feb-2020, 12:16
Located some more scans. Im sad to say the only one of these left is the Freez0.

Tin Can
27-Feb-2020, 06:07
Shot from my front door, 6 years ago, the sign points the wrong way

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49591283103_aab4fb4255_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iydhJt)1 My Front Yard 6 year ago (https://flic.kr/p/2iydhJt) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

fotopfw
27-Feb-2020, 06:29
Road that has been used for too long, renewed in 2017/2018. Now this road is perfect!201143

Tin Can
28-Feb-2020, 17:33
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48141716583_1ac48cd774_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gm7T7g)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gm7T7g) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Vaughn
28-Feb-2020, 19:59
West, Hwy 120, Mono Lake
Platinum/palladium print, 2.25"x2.25"

Rick A
29-Feb-2020, 08:44
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49574338388_ffbb0b25b8_c_d.jpg

Don Dudenbostel
1-Mar-2020, 22:20
I’m enjoying everyone’s signs.

These date from the mid 70’s.

Don Dudenbostel
2-Mar-2020, 21:51
I photographed Popcorn over a period of three years and made nearly 1000 images of him. I’ll post a thread one day on him and post images of his whiskey operation. Here’s are two, one with me talking with him shot by my writer and audio man Tom Jestet and one of Popcorn preparing the still for another run. The still was one of 3 1000 gallon stills he had. You can see what a tiny guy he was. Popcorn weighed in at 85 pounds.

4 hours after leaving his still house, one of his helpers set fire to it which led to his arrest that night. His helper was angry with him because he was spending too much time with the woman that became his 12th wife and not spending enough time making whiskey.

Jim Galli
10-Mar-2020, 22:55
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Pinkham-Smith/VisualQualitySeriesIV/12Pinkham2465IV/DiamondTCrest_PnS12_f6-3s.jpg
diamond T truck

Tin Can
11-Mar-2020, 02:48
Yes!

Don Dudenbostel
21-Mar-2020, 08:31
A few signs of the past. These date to the late 60's and early 70's.

Andrew Plume
21-Mar-2020, 08:38
Yeah, the owner was really frustrated with encroaching developments, and then getting complaints from the new neighbors who wanted to live out in the country but really didn't understand what actually went on out there!

Reid, that's a terrific sign, many thx for adding it to this interesting threas

regards

Andrew

Don Dudenbostel
21-Mar-2020, 08:39
These date back about 15 years or so to 2005. The 4th image is from 1970.

h2oman
21-Mar-2020, 09:20
The first is from Pie Town, New Mexico. I believe the second is in Tonopah - maybe Jim Galli can confirm. It was on a shed behind a gas station toward the southeast end of thee main drag, as I recall.

201877 201878

Greg
21-Mar-2020, 09:25
from the 1970s

Jim Galli
21-Mar-2020, 10:14
The first is from Pie Town, New Mexico. I believe the second is in Tonopah - maybe Jim Galli can confirm. It was on a shed behind a gas station toward the southeast end of thee main drag, as I recall.

201877 201878
Exactly right
Everybody gets their petrol and then promptly walks their doggies over to this mans shed for a poo

Jim Galli
23-Mar-2020, 11:05
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goerz_Lenses/RDArtar/NoWhereNV450RDArtarCrop.jpg
destination: nowhere

Sometimes nowhere is de bes place 2 B

Vaughn
23-Mar-2020, 11:30
Nevada...or maybe Utah

h2oman
24-Mar-2020, 21:06
I don't know why I cared, but I googled spudnuts and got this, which I found interesting: https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2957110&itype=CMSID

Don Dudenbostel
11-Apr-2020, 09:31
Here's one that was a digital capture in Chattanooga TN.

Don Dudenbostel
21-Apr-2020, 13:28
Time for a couple more signs.

The first shot, track 5, was from 1968 or there about and the center, Finster’s paradise garden, was from the mid 80’s. The pink Motel was shot around 2006-2008.

tuco
2-May-2020, 19:44
GSW690III, 400TMY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49847618588_f7051feb68_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iWS5kN)
Montana Bar (https://flic.kr/p/2iWS5kN) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

austin granger
2-May-2020, 20:15
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49848535687_551a5a9d4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iWWLXR)Portland (https://flic.kr/p/2iWWLXR) by Austin Granger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/austingranger/), on Flickr

Don Dudenbostel
3-May-2020, 09:42
The Indian Chief image dates to the mid 60's in Cherokee NC.

Richard Wasserman
3-May-2020, 10:10
Museum of Appalachia—Norris, Tennessee

Don Dudenbostel
3-May-2020, 10:43
Museum of Appalachia—Norris, Tennessee

Been there many times. They used to be one of my clients. Certainly a good place to see artifacts from old Appalachia.

If you take a look at post 1 & 2 the concrete cross in the ground and the one standing in the second post we’re put there by the same guy that did the sign in your post. I think the name was Mays. He lived in a house that was shaped like across and went around the country spreading the message on those signs. I know where three remain. He also took 1/2 pint whiskey bottles and put little crosses inside of them much like as hip in a bottle. He handed those out to people. The one of the cross laying in the yard is on the property if either his son or nephew. Can’t remember what he said when I met him. Mays lived in Tazwell / New Tazwell TN.

Good shot!

Richard Wasserman
3-May-2020, 11:08
Been there many times. They used to be one of my clients. Certainly a good place to see artifacts from old Appalachia.

If you take a look at post 1 & 2 the concrete cross in the ground and the one standing in the second post we’re put there by the same guy that did the sign in your post. I think the name was Mays. He lived in a house that was shaped like across and went around the country spreading the message on those signs. I know where three remain. He also took 1/2 pint whiskey bottles and put little crosses inside of them much like as hip in a bottle. He handed those out to people. The one of the cross laying in the yard is on the property if either his son or nephew. Can’t remember what he said when I met him. Mays lived in Tazwell / New Tazwell TN.

Good shot!

Thanks for the additional info on Mays Don. He must have been an "interesting" person. I photographed Norris extensively as part of a project I did on the uses of Eminent Domain. It has an interesting history as a company town for the TVA and the dams that were constructed in the area. Shortly before it was developed the federal government hired Lewis Hine to document the people living in the area—many of his photos look like they were taken in the 1700s if photography had existed then.

Don Dudenbostel
3-May-2020, 14:47
TVA was one of my largest clients at one time. Bob Collar was their main in-house photographer and a very good photographer too, he was a very good friend. TVA has possession of all of Hine’s negatives until about 20 years ago and bob let me go through the original negs and select some images I’d like prints from. I picked several and Bob made a set of archival prints from the original negs. I have a couple of them hanging on my wall. A couple years later all the negs were duplicated and the originals were sent to the National Archive.

I really love Hine’s work. He did quite a bit of imagery of cotton mills in the area I live.

Norris is a sweet little town. My wife and I considered retiring there’s few years ago but We decided on another slightly bigger town nearby and I’m still in the retirement process. If you want to retire in a beautiful, quiet and safe area, where I live is the place.

Iga
8-May-2020, 09:57
https://i.imgur.com/bKGOUEX.jpg

Rolleiflex SL66 80mm @ f8
HP5 HC110

Best,
Igor.

Iga
9-May-2020, 10:37
https://i.imgur.com/pfZ6O02.jpg

Rolleiflex SL66 120mm @ f8
HP5 HC110

Best,
Igor.

mikey1two
10-May-2020, 12:36
Finally got out of the house yesterday to go shoot some LF film. I was literally on the edge of a cliff to my right with cars/motorcycles zooming by at, you guessed it, 40+ miles per hour on the road to my left.
-Mikey

https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=203612&d=1589138444
Mt. Baldy Ski Lift Sign
4x5 on Ektachrome 100
F28 @ 1/4 second
Normal E-6 development
Scanned on Epson v750

tuco
4-Jun-2020, 10:25
400TMY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49970412228_ac0a6d87d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j8HqBw)
No Trespassing (https://flic.kr/p/2j8HqBw) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

MultiFormat Shooter
4-Jun-2020, 15:40
400TMY

I like the irony and symbolism in this image.

tuco
4-Jun-2020, 23:45
I like the irony and symbolism in this image.

Thanks.

SWPrichard
8-Jun-2020, 17:28
204551

tuco
18-Jun-2020, 12:56
400TMY

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50010084402_3b1f8cf450_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jcdKLw)
Carry-Out Only (https://flic.kr/p/2jcdKLw) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

tonyowen
19-Jun-2020, 00:35
204909

Apropos the current world situation - you never know what is about to fall on you

regards
Tony

austin granger
20-Jun-2020, 08:44
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49998197037_ab62835ed9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jbaQ4X)Beaverton, Oregon (https://flic.kr/p/2jbaQ4X) by Austin Granger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/austingranger/), on Flickr

scheinfluger_77
20-Jun-2020, 13:29
Hmmm.... makes me think of chocolates competing for highest cocoa content.

Tin Can
20-Jun-2020, 15:18
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50027316461_3deb9d20ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jdK5fZ)Signs (https://flic.kr/p/2jdK5fZ) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Tin Can
20-Jun-2020, 15:19
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50026776888_3b30de6ca3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jdGiS1)SPY (https://flic.kr/p/2jdGiS1) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Maris Rusis
20-Jun-2020, 16:23
https://live.staticflickr.com/1428/5116111731_21d5fcb610_z.jpg

Tin Can
20-Jun-2020, 16:36
...lol...

tuco
20-Jun-2020, 19:47
I'm sure I've posted this before but I feel it belongs here.

400TMY

https://live.staticflickr.com/4860/46883816551_82a1b206fe_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eqXPfF)
Antiques, Furniture and More! This Way (https://flic.kr/p/2eqXPfF) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Barry Kirsten
20-Jun-2020, 23:48
https://live.staticflickr.com/1428/5116111731_21d5fcb610_z.jpg

Someone has to ask this, Maris... How come the sign is mirror reversed but your tee shirt and camera are not?

Ulophot
21-Jun-2020, 07:25
Maris, that's very good, and good to see something from you. Hope all's well down yonder.

Dugan
21-Jun-2020, 08:23
Great photo.
If you look at the top rangefinder of the Graphic, all will be revealed. :)

tonyowen
21-Jun-2020, 10:59
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June 1979, San Francisco Gay Parade, Leica M3, 50mm ELmar
In those days the word Turn(s) had specific sexual connotations.
Hence the sign NO TURNS has or had meaning.
Regards
Tony

tuco
21-Jun-2020, 12:13
Great photo.
If you look at the top rangefinder of the Graphic, all will be revealed. :)

Yeah, that's cool. I have a Crown Graphic and that RF caught my eye right away but I can see the image capable of causing a person to take pause for moment.

Maris Rusis
21-Jun-2020, 18:11
Someone has to ask this, Maris... How come the sign is mirror reversed but your tee shirt and camera are not?

The cheap trick is to stencil "GUARANTEED NO DIGITAL" backwards on an old white tee shirt, stand under an "official " sign, take the picture with a Mamiya C330 (the shirt reads right in the waist level finder!), and flip the negative in the enlarger. And yes, the Speed Graphic has the viewfinder on the wrong side, watch is on the wrong wrist, belt buckle reversed. Photograph was made years ago when a famous colleague pestered me to enter a photographic competition he was running. The submissions had to be in JPG format. I sent this instead.

Pat Kearns
21-Jun-2020, 20:28
Tony,
Your San Francisco photo brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. Back during those years my parents vacationed in San Francisco. One year they were there when the Gay Parade was going on. When they returned home they told me a story about the parade. My father was a person that never met a stranger and soon joined in the parade. He and the participants he joined had a blast together. My father bought a joint from one of marchers in the parade which horrified my mother. She thought they would be busted at any second and the minute they got back to their hotel she flushed the joint down the toilet. They have both been gone for over twenty years and seeing your photo made my day. Thanks.
Regards,
Pat

tonyowen
22-Jun-2020, 04:46
Tony,
Your San Francisco photo brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

Pat, Thank you, we were surprised by the size of the parade. Certainly living in Toronto we were used to ‘Gay Parades’ that were [then only] allowed on All Hollows Eve [Oct 31st].
We were in San Francisco waiting to board a freighter to take us across the Pacific – so it was purely by chance we encountered the Gay Parade.
It was the size, number, and types of participants that amazed – there were obvious gay’s, alongside mothers and children – It was more like the normal North American parade - with Shriners on their mini bikes etc - than a parade for a specific reason.
Recently we’ve seen ‘Alternative’ parades in New Orleans, but nothing to match the size of that San Francisco parade on the 25th June more than four decades ago

Regards
Tony

Tin Can
22-Jun-2020, 11:23
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50034708302_c58ccbaa26_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jeoXAw)Cardboard Sign Begging in Traffic 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2jeoXAw) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Thom Bennett
22-Jun-2020, 15:15
Some 7x17 work:

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Bob Salomon
22-Jun-2020, 15:47
This is from Fisherman’s Wharf in SF.

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tonyowen
23-Jun-2020, 06:55
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Here are a couple of 'Food Signs' from New Orleans
regards

Tony

alanbutler57
30-Jun-2020, 13:41
https://live.staticflickr.com/4288/35214957190_6787b3e6b4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VDPRUj)Austin Sixth Street (https://flic.kr/p/VDPRUj) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/2810/33918607352_8e46f4a7c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TFgJg3)Untitled-4 (https://flic.kr/p/TFgJg3) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

ic-racer
30-Jun-2020, 13:47
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ic-racer
30-Jun-2020, 13:50
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ic-racer
30-Jun-2020, 13:51
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ic-racer
30-Jun-2020, 13:53
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Tin Can
30-Jun-2020, 14:09
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50063332122_ac1ca2c573_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jgVEsE)1-IMG_0543 (https://flic.kr/p/2jgVEsE) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Tin Can
1-Jul-2020, 09:11
For my permanent record that helmet sign is not a political message

It is the name of the company. Bern Helmets

6X17 Shooter
5-Jul-2020, 10:10
Canon G9X

Somewhere in Maui:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Maui-2020/i-GrtNxCj/0/e560a512/XL/IMG_0082-XL.jpg

Love him or hate him, his gallery in Lahaina is simply incredible:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Maui-2020/i-FTwxxPR/0/06ac83b5/X2/IMG_0085-X2.jpg

Tin Can
11-Jul-2020, 13:56
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50101903756_2559a0e376_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jkkmsQ)Mural 2410 B @ Western (https://flic.kr/p/2jkkmsQ) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

Ulophot
12-Jul-2020, 07:08
IC, love the Picture Perfect image. Perfect.

Daniel Casper Lohenstein
12-Jul-2020, 07:38
For my permanent record that helmet sign is not a political message

It is the name of the company. Bern Helmets

It's the name of the swiss town where I am living.

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Tin Can
12-Jul-2020, 11:28
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49946322507_f5b15929d6.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6zXzv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2j6zXzv) by TIN CAN COLLEGE (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

6X17 Shooter
15-Jul-2020, 17:39
Mural on side of building in Memphis, TN. Actually printed on paper and glued to building:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-kXVjtCD/0/498c643c/X2/Memphis_0052-X2.jpg

Ohio
25-Jul-2020, 12:54
Sign in the Guild 45th window, Wallingford. Century Graphic with Tessar.

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John Earley
12-Oct-2020, 14:26
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50236975222_29341307ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jxgCvd)
A Sign of The Times at Pliny WV (https://flic.kr/p/2jxgCvd) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

John Earley
12-Oct-2020, 14:32
https://live.staticflickr.com/4738/39081806602_9e77ec49f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22xwtvL)
B&W film test- expired TMax and old tmax developer (https://flic.kr/p/22xwtvL) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/5700/21160084702_87c44b60d5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yeQXYA)
Scott's Drug (https://flic.kr/p/yeQXYA) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/630/20982286818_55036970b4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xY8GRQ)
KLEPH (https://flic.kr/p/xY8GRQ) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

John Earley
12-Oct-2020, 14:36
https://live.staticflickr.com/5744/20981865868_a123583789_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xY6xJ5)
C D Kenny (https://flic.kr/p/xY6xJ5) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/489/19840290839_34bc38fd4e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wedFeZ)
DSC_4507 (https://flic.kr/p/wedFeZ) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

John Earley
12-Oct-2020, 14:41
Although the buildings were torn down a while back, this sign stood until very recently.

https://live.staticflickr.com/348/19602473372_d442a5dce4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vScNoQ)
Colbrook Motel sign, Chester VA (https://flic.kr/p/vScNoQ) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

During the Jim Crow era, segregated facilities existed in Virginia. The Colbrook, a tourist court type motel, was owned by William Earl Brooks and his wife, Audrey Woods Brooks. Located on US Rt. 1, in Chester Virginia, the motel was open to black travelers who could not find accommodations elsewhere.

It can be seen faintly that the sign indicated that the motel was "International" which I've been told was a euphemism for non-whites.

The old buildings were recently torn down as of 5-10-20.

John Earley
12-Oct-2020, 14:48
https://live.staticflickr.com/8758/18082550240_b5c2782a38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/txTNcA)
Motel Signs on US1 (https://flic.kr/p/txTNcA) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/7661/17827367970_3fe17ef5ab_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/takVph)
Garage Bench (https://flic.kr/p/takVph) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/3862/15258474201_e11db5c870_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfkEMp)
Raftery's Poultry Market (https://flic.kr/p/pfkEMp) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr

Reinhold Schable
20-Nov-2020, 23:01
. .RR museum at Union, Illinois
https://live.staticflickr.com/4905/45154390845_9b3384fb35_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bN94f6). . CA&E RR. Illinois (https://flic.kr/p/2bN94f6) by Reinhold S. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287991@N05/), on Flickr. . Neg# RR 782. Mamiya RB67, 180mm, Yg filter, FP4 film. 2007

djdister
21-Nov-2020, 10:16
"Beauty Shop," Junction City, KS
1989

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tuco
21-Nov-2020, 11:40
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50592470146_396694c210_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k5FCL3)
Keep Moving (https://flic.kr/p/2k5FCL3) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

Richard Wasserman
28-Nov-2020, 14:26
Elmwwod Park, IL

Tin Can
28-Nov-2020, 14:32
Whenever i am near there, I go here https://geneandjudes.com/

Click and open a great Hot Dog and picture



Elmwwod Park, IL

Richard Wasserman
28-Nov-2020, 14:40
How can you not go to Gene and Jude's? Best hot dog around!



Whenever i am near there, I go here https://geneandjudes.com/

Click and open a great Hot Dog and picture

don mishler
29-Nov-2020, 11:38
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50236975222_29341307ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jxgCvd)
A Sign of The Times at Pliny WV (https://flic.kr/p/2jxgCvd) by JOHN EARLEY (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacketch/), on Flickr
IMG_0069.JPG
Hey I was there two weeks ago, running late as always and still regretting not taking the time to get the 4x5 out



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don mishler
29-Nov-2020, 11:39
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201129/3dd1d8fd0adbc7ceebe88d69608ba3d6.jpg

don mishler
29-Nov-2020, 11:53
Same trip, Harrisonburg Virginia,
One I haven't printed yet
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201129/e0c8af8ce693a251b0e177753a1f87be.jpg


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Keith Pitman
29-Nov-2020, 15:13
Central Colorado.

djdister
29-Nov-2020, 15:36
Denver, CO
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Junction City, KS
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ic-racer
29-Nov-2020, 15:51
210013

Keith Pitman
29-Nov-2020, 16:58
Salina, Kansas

Keith Pitman
29-Nov-2020, 17:21
Olympic Peninsula, Washington

tuco
2-Jan-2021, 06:53
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50786433117_0c4e23d031_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc)
Zat Is Not My Dog (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

M9, Nokton 50/1.5

6X17 Shooter
11-Jan-2021, 18:19
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50786433117_0c4e23d031_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc)
Zat Is Not My Dog (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

M9, Nokton 50/1.5

Cute pic. He has that 'relieved' look on his face.

Andrew O'Neill
12-Jan-2021, 11:25
In the town of Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada.
TMY-2 8x10

Martin Aislabie
13-Jan-2021, 14:55
In the town of Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada.
TMY-2 8x10

Nice - everyday life in an everyday town

Martin

jon.oman
14-Jan-2021, 10:21
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50786433117_0c4e23d031_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc)
Zat Is Not My Dog (https://flic.kr/p/2knPKcc) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

M9, Nokton 50/1.5

Now, this made me laugh! Great image!

Thad Gerheim
16-Jan-2021, 08:17
Sorry, I have to share with you on how incredibly ignorant and naive I've been. Why didn't someone inform me of this? It would have saved me from being so baffled and frustrated with the harassment I've had from some federal forest service employees. I caretake and live on a 360 acre ranch here in Idaho that is owned by a guy in L.A. Let me make it clear that I've always supported the forest service and had volunteered probably more than one thousand hours back in the 90s, I'm no Bundy. I helped design and groom a cross-country ski system in our valley. But as the forest service rotates employees around, I've found the newer ones sometimes very hostile to me.

Well, with recent events I just learned what the symbol for anarchy is. Which is the same as the sign that I made to hang here at the entrance into the Circle A Ranch. This photo will probably put me on a watch list, if I wasn't already on one!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50840674668_e8449b9908_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ksBKjm)Circle A Ranch (https://flic.kr/p/2ksBKjm) by Thad Gerheim (https://www.flickr.com/photos/191162430@N03/), on Flickr

bill2424
16-Jan-2021, 18:38
Aruba
4x5 Zone VI 90mm

tuco
21-Jan-2021, 12:27
Cute pic. He has that 'relieved' look on his face.


Now, this made me laugh! Great image!

Thanks.

tuco
2-Mar-2021, 19:14
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50998122371_ad7575221a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kGwH2V)
None Shall Pass (https://flic.kr/p/2kGwH2V) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

M9, Voigtländer Nokton 50mm

Keith Fleming
2-Mar-2021, 21:49
Tuco,
My first impression was of a gate preventing entry to government-owned land, and probably a long-closed military facility. The moss on the vine maples on the right makes me think the location is out near the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. The land on the other side of the fence seems to have a story rooted in the past.
Keith

tuco
3-Mar-2021, 09:17
Tuco,
My first impression was of a gate preventing entry to government-owned land, and probably a long-closed military facility. The moss on the vine maples on the right makes me think the location is out near the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. The land on the other side of the fence seems to have a story rooted in the past.
Keith

I can't say who owns the land but it is on route to the Snoqualmie Falls ( a picture I recently posted in the hiking thread). It is where you turn to take a trail down the hillside to the river. If you could continue past that gate, you would probably end up on the bluff at the top of the falls. My guess it's there to prevent that.

Richard Wasserman
3-Mar-2021, 12:21
Chicago, Illinois—Last week

Keith Fleming
3-Mar-2021, 20:57
Tuco,
Thanks for the extra detail. It clarifies the story--and reminds me to curtail my imagination sometimes.
Keith

tuco
9-Apr-2021, 19:33
M9, Zeiss 35/2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51106084038_2c411bdf9a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kS53gY)
Emergency Use (https://flic.kr/p/2kS53gY) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51105875459_bd40453372_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kS3YgM)
Notice, Alert, Not Permitted (https://flic.kr/p/2kS3YgM) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr

6X17 Shooter
17-Apr-2021, 07:28
Reposted without the political commentary...my apologies for the former post.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-8rBsR2X/0/3660f602/L/travel-caution-L.jpg

tuco
5-May-2021, 08:44
Noblex 135U, Noblar T 29mm, 400TX, D-23

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51159829149_26d389e661_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kWPuPP)
No Garbage (https://flic.kr/p/2kWPuPP) by tuco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_tuco/), on Flickr