Monday, July 26, 2010

Good Signs : Scranton, PA



14 comments:

BANJO52 said...

Leaving the "er" off hamburger was once something I heard daily, but now it's been a long, long time. What an odd nostalgia trip. Nice pic!

BrooksNYC said...

Great signs! I've never been to Scranton, but have seen lots of great signage in old Pennsylvania towns, often in inverse proportion to the town's prosperity. The poorest towns seem to have the best signs.

You asked about my avatar. The Half Moon is in my home town of New Orleans. Love this guy's Flickr pic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ednewman/87021583/

Ken Mac said...

Thanks for that info and link Brooks. I wonder, which poor towns in PA have the best signs in your estimation? And thanks as always for visiting.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very good signs!

BrooksNYC said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos, Ken.

Wish I could remember specifically which towns. The bus to Allentown passes through several old towns, and I've spotted good signs from the bus window. Allentown itself probably has a few good signs in the forlorn downtown area.

Armed with a car and a map, you could spend whole weekends photographing the old towns of NY and PA.

Ken Mac said...

allentown! thanks

BrooksNYC said...

Maybe Pottsville too, home of the Yuengling brewery. (And the brewery tour is pretty interesting.)

EV Grieve said...

I love these signs.

Hope you had a drink at the Sonata!

BrooksNYC said...

This just in from a friend in Allentown:

"Unfortunately the last ten years have wiped out the last of the old signage here. Don't think it'd be worth a trip. Pottsville seems to have stayed stuck, in a good way. You are right about the little towns west of here, they should be worth a couple days road trip."

Sorry I can't be more specific. Will be more observant in the future!

NYC In Photographs said...

Interesting signs. I love the look of them.

altadenahiker said...

Kenny Mac, if you're still in PA, this seems right up your alley:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100726/ap_on_re_us/us_faded_mansion

Ken Mac said...

Pottsville here I come...

James said...

Good stuff! I should take a drive up that way!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

yer on a perspective kick, luvitt!

keep up the lovely work, wish you put out a table book.

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