Day 10 of the 30 Day Challenge
When I go on road trips it seems like most of the country is being corporatized. It seems like whenever I get to a new town, there’s very little to distinguish it from the last town. Sprawl has taken over and it’s the same pattern over and over. Things are done to stay on brand, logos are the same at every outlet in the country, etc. There is no way to see the hand of a human that created something.
Hand done signs like these took time from someone’s day. They had to gather the materials and then concentrate long enough to do a good job and have something presentable in the end. Something to convey information to folks that need it. Sometimes despite the best laid plans, some folks make misnakes. It happens to the best of us. The last sign was in New Albany, Mississippi. An old bridge had been taken down and was being used to support a bandstand thing. The sign was left alone, and was apparently in place for many years that the bridge was part of a small overpass.
9 thoughts on “I love Hand Done Signs”
great post. I agree with you. The unique Hand made things make the world a better place. Great photos. So glad you are having such a artistic trip.
This was last fall, but it does me no good to do the photos and not share them!
Haha! It is sad that some of the old things are being forgotten. New is not always needed, or better. One reason I love your photos Dave. You have an appreciation for history. And stories from the past. 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you for the kind words! I like to look for the story. Or just make one up. But there has to be one
I don’t get over to Amish Lancaster anymore but they used to have the crude hand made signs and I always thought they were almost a peek into the past.
I see them all the time down here too! I think you’re right about that blast from the past feeling
Love of the hand made gives the soul to the work! Hard to find but great when we do! Great eye and great shots!
Thanks Carol! Hand made means there were people involved. Not just computers and machines
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