Monday, September 24, 2007

Sign from the Past

I always like seeing these advertisements from the past, especially the ones with the old phone numbers. For some reason it feels a little bit like going back in time. When they are covered over by new buildings or new signs, it seems like we lose a link with the old New York. I'm sure you must have signs like this in your cities too.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore ces vieilles enseignes que l'on voit sur les murs de NYC. Je sais pas si tu connais ce site NEW YORK CITY SIGNS -- 14TH TO 42ND STREET superbe site sur les vieilles enseignes sur les murs de NYC


I adore these old signs which one sees on the walls of NYC. I do not know if you know this site NEW YORK CITY SIGNS -- superb 14TH TO 42ND STREET site on the old signs on the walls of NYC

DaveM said...

That sounds a good idea for a post, thanks for the reminder.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Definitely from the past. There aren't too many wall signs like that in Honolulu, but signs over doorways ... yes, and some are quite old ...

Hyde DP said...

Not too many of these things left but good to photograph them before they disappear altogether

nazzareno said...

To Rome there are not a lot of writings of this type (from us this type of great publicity was an unusual fact), but they are so beautiful that should be restored and preserved.
Good Olivier.

Gudl said...

Yes, we do. And it makes me think about the old times, too. How different everything was. ...

Mandy said...

Love the old advertising.

I've just done something with the pumpkin photo you sent me -- http://mandysmeanderings.blogspot.com/2007/09/pumpkin-juice.html

JAM said...

You're right, they definitely harken back to times past.

I always loved seeing the "See Rock City" signs painted on barn roofs all over the south. Most are gone now, but there's a few left.

We have a bird house with See Rock City painted on the roof like that.

lv2scpbk said...

I don't remember seeing too many of old signs like that around here.

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Wanda said...

Yes, I was thinking about my own phone number when I was a little girl...they don't have numbers like that now. We had a prefix that was a name. Our's was Mercury.

a-xpressions said...

Sure Lori!! I remember seeing signs like those in my country n sometimes when I see those in old movies too..., then I remember my childhood days and the way we used to enjoy those products/things...!
great, your eye caught on these things!

(thanks for dropping by lovely comment on my post..:)

John Roberts said...

You should start a collection of these old painted signs. They won't be around forever! The old phone number exchange gives away the age on this one.