May 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
May 13, 2013 § 6 Comments
These old signs are wonderful reminders of a different time. All of these were right in the middle of the city–no one bothered to take them down even though the businesses have long been gone.
“Quick Lunch” was a way of saying “fast food” and btw, where can you get “records, cosmetics and films” all in one place now?
May 10, 2013 § 1 Comment
May 9, 2013 § 1 Comment
It’s hard to imagine a world without photoshop, let alone all the apps and filters that allow you to transform a blah photo into wow! But it wasn’t always so easy as these images from a 1946 book on photo retouching illustrate. The tools in those days included paintbrushes, different shades of gray paint, white paint and black ink to get a “rich black” and a nice pair of scissors for cropping. The photo above is after editing and below is before–all carefully painted to remove all the debris.)