Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sign Of The Times


The Bruno Truck Sales sign can be found in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, right off of Interstate 278.  It is a scaffold design and was built around 1965.  

These signs, like the old Kentile Floors sign, are quite popular with historians and sign aficionados.  Everyone remembers a sign from their childhood or from a place they loved.  Maybe it was a spot that marked how far you were from a place ("once you see the XYZ sign, you know you're almost there"), or it belonged to a business you frequented.  I have many memories like this, as I'm a visual person and often associate a place or memory with a structure like this.  I take pictures of the signs I love when I can - anything to avoid another flickertail.  

If you happen to be a fan of the Bruno Truck Sales sign, you can now wear it - it's been memorialized on a t-shirt.  

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2019:  Sorry, no post on this day.
Essential Travel Preparation
2017:  Getting The 'Ol Girl Washed
2016:  Lit From Below
2015:  The Devil's Highway Takes You Past A 27 Million-Year-Old Rock With Wings
2014:  One Of Millions 
2013:  I Walked In The Footsteps Of Richard Gere
2012:  Flower Bar
2011:  A Sign For Sore Eyes
2010:  A Primm Landscape
2009:  I Am A Kandee Addict
2008:  The Tiny Intersection Where The Colors Collide
2007:  Loved Shack
2006:  Holy Mother Of Pearl
2005:  The Starfish Effect

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