Fun Signage


1700 signage

I enjoy a clever sign.  In Spokane, this business sign brought a chuckle: I took my wife to Japan for our 25th.  On our 50th, I go get her.

A few seem to be placed by a Zen poet.

While wandering around the main Brown Building supply building, I came across a treasure trove of tin signage from the l940’s or 50’s.  It’s an usual place to find boxes upon boxes of signs, many featuring Marilyn Monroe.

A few signs left with me.  A tin sign is an assessor, not really needed, but, if the words and message behind the sign are genuinely funny, then, why not put them on a wall inside the house or barn?

Here’s my favorite:

NO SOLICITING

WE ARE TOO BROKE TO BUY ANYTHING

WE KNOW WHO WE ARE VOTING FOR

YES, WE KNOW JESUS

UNLESS YOU ARE BRINGING COOKIES

PLEASE GO AWAY

I might place this one in the bathroom:

Beware

Pickpockets

and Loose Women   (New Orleans Police Dept.)

Commenting about the signage above: What in the world is a ‘Tinker?’

What would a first-class B&B host post?  Turn off cell phones?  No phone calls accepted after l0 p.m.?  Eat everything on your breakfast plate?  Or, this note:  We can’t cater to all food cravings.  But, cookies are available unless someone gets to them before you do.

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Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

3 thoughts on “Fun Signage”

  1. Hi, I love cookies are available saying. Gabs and I purchased our Montana house in feb. Cant remember if I told you or not. I’m still in Spokane till end of school year.

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