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July 1, 2010

West Chicago Avenue

Loop Tavern

A short bike tour along Chicago Avenue to photograph the old signs there.

Cafe Central

I like the lettering of the Cafe Central sign.

Mr. Moose's Youth Center

Cat on the Table

Some fun details of hand painted signs and murals along the street. A cat dances on a table for a cockatiel and several sad-faced dogs who would rather be playing poker.

Fashion Box

At the Fashion Box, a palimpsest of a prior tenant. Instead of the transient lettering wearing away, this time it is the white ground that has been eroded to the plastic sign below.

Skippy's Red Hots

Skippy's Red Hots

Across the street is Skippy's Red Hots, one of the smallest storefront businesses in the city. The tiny building looks like an afterthought. Perhaps the narrow gap between larger structures was once an alley?

Alcala's

Alcala's Western Wear is well known for its caballero style, and advertised by plastic cowboys on horseback outlined in neon.

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Traveling farther west on Chicago Avenue into Ukranian Village, many of the businesses and signs switch languages and alphabets.

Love is

I may adore pizza, but I hate that awful "Love Is" cartoon. At least the little guy kept his clothes on for dinner this time.


July 13, 2010

Like Nu

Like Nu Auto Paint Works

Some scans of photos I took while visiting Dallas in March 1995.

Southern Apartments - Hotel Rooms - Steam Heat

Keeney's Office Equipment Co.

I wonder how many of these signs are still around? A quick internet search for some of the business names failed to find much.

Anything of Value

Automobiles

Billares La Sandia

Most of these photos were taken while walking around Deep Ellum, but I wish I could remember exactly where they were taken.

fighting ants

Tortas


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