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Bill Rose  Pictures to accompany my vintage sign adventures as @recapturist

Please Use Next Door #handlettering #paintedsign

Perfect blue skies this morning.

Under the Hennepin Bridge #minneapolis

Hillman Mechanical Equipment Co.

WD Forbes Co, Warehouse #2

Came across an estate sale during my after lunch walk today. Bought 3 retro measuring devices for a total of 50¢.

The second of two articles I found that mention Frank Dave Shoe Repair. You can see their ad right above the “twine” ad in the center of this newspaper from 1942. Get the whole story on my @recapturist account or use hashtag #rcpt314.

The first of two articles I found that mention Frank Dave Shoe Repair. They are one of the fifteen business listed in that center article from 1933. Get the whole story on my @recapturist account or use hashtag #rcpt314.

Here’s what’s left of the Avalon Motel. Get the whole story on my @recapturist account or use hashtag #rcpt309.

Here is the sign that faces the parking lot at Jack’s. Get the whole story on my @recapturist account or use hashtag #rcpt296.

This picture is from the website 14to42.net. It depicts what the ghost sign that used to appear on the wall shown in today’s @recapturist post. Use hashtag #rcpt295 to see both images side-by-side.

Here is the vintage photo the museum sent me as mentioned on my @recapturist account today. You can see the Elkhorn sign in the upper-left corner. Use hashtag #rcpt292 to see both images side-by-side.