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14 signs

Elbow Room
Nikon F3HP, 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor, Fomapan 200
Stout's
Minolta Autopak 470, Lomography Tiger
Centerville, Indiana
Canon PowerShot S95
Antiques
Nikon F2AS, 135mm f/3.5 AI Nikkor, Fujicolor 200
B. L. Horwitz
Pentax ME, 55mm f/2 SMC Pentax-M, Kentmere 100
Rife's
Pentax ME, 50mm f/2 Pentax-M, Kodak Tri-X 400
Five Guys
Pentax K10D, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SMC PENTAX-DA AL
Bardstown, KY
Canon PowerShot S80
Wild Beaver
Olympus XA2, Fujicolor 200
Standard Oil
Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A, Fujicolor 200 (at EI 100)
Bob-O-Link
Pentax K10D, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SMC PENTAX-DA AL
Shoals, Indiana
Canon PowerShot S80
Whiskey Cold Beer To Go
Canon PowerShot S80
Terre Haute
Kodak EasyShare Z730
Standard

12 thoughts on “14 signs

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    Nice selection of signs! I’ll bet there’s an Elbow Room is every medium sized city in the U.S.! Probably NOT a Bob-O-Link Liquor store, tho…

  2. Andy Umbo says:

    Passed this on to a buddy, and he wanted to know what the Five Guys sign was originally? Obviously not one of their standard signs, must have been a repurposed sign for something already in that place?

    • As the commenter below said, it was a Roselyn Bakery, which was a local chain here until it closed maybe 20 years ago. Here’s a photo of it as Roselyn’s:

      https://indianaalbum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/5702B9BD-E1C8-4C20-82D9-172883912061

      I got a pastry there a time or two the first time I worked Downtown in the mid 90s.

      It was a Dunkin’ Donuts for a few years; I made this photo in 2008.

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilene/2602016961/

      It didn’t last all that long as a Dunkin’, which surprised me.

      • Andy Umbo says:

        Thanks for the additional signage photos! It must have been one hell of a well made sign for two after businesses to have decided to keep it and just modify! I have to say, when I got to Indianapolis and was looking for a bakery, people kept directing me to these bakeries that had those “lard fried” southern style donuts, like Krispy Kreme, a horror for a guy like me raised in Chicago and Milwaukee with German bakeries! I finally tripped across Taylor’s, on Allisonville Road, in business since 1913. A perfect German style cake donut! I used to bring them to work and people would be: “…what are these and where did you get them?”

  3. James M Lucas says:

    The Five Guys Sign and location was a former Roselyn Bakery. Roselyn had multiple locations throughout Indianapolis as free standing buildings with a sign just like this. Roselyn was much beloved in Indianapolis, but fell on hard times and is no more as a bakery. Kroger grocery bought the brand and the recipes and carries Roselyn products in their grocery stores. If I could I post a picture, I would.
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