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Signs I Like

The Union Street Post Office Barbershop, Seattle, somewhere in the last century


This picture was taken approximately thirty years ago, with an old camera and lots of specks on the lens for that unretouched vintage look. This sign has an artless beauty  that could make a professional sign painter cringe. But it does a poet’s heart good. Are there two barbers in this shop? Or is the shop open to barbers…..and if so can you imagine the scene, all the barbers snipping away at each other and lathering each others’ chins to shave the old fashioned way with razors sharpened on a strop.

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