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Wonderful examples of signage from the 1950's

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I just can't get enough of the awesome 1950's signage in Santiago de Cuba. Like the cars that somehow haven't turned to dust yet, it's a testament to the good heavy-duty workmanship of half a century ago - not to mention the great typography and design.

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Imagini apropiate de Santiago de Cuba

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A: Dulceria (ice cream shop)

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Dulceria (ice cream shop)

B: Collective Taxi / Human Transportation Truck Service

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Here is your standard-issue budget transportation service. Folks piled (ok, standing) on the bed of a...

Collective Taxi / Human Transportation Truck Service

C: Monument to General Rafael M. Portuondo Tamayo

de Jeffrey Martin, la distanta de 760 metri

"Al General RAFAEL M. PORTUONDO TAMAYO, Simbolo de todas las virtudes publicas y prividas. 21 de Marz...

Monument to General Rafael M. Portuondo Tamayo

D: a Food Shop

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I didn't try whatever they're selling here, but it's probably good, because the line is long.

a Food Shop

E: Courthouse

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I'm not completely sure it is a courthouse. It's a conspiracy of my USA upbringing, Cuba's same infat...

Courthouse

F: Fruit Vendor on the street corner

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A fruit vendor setting up shop on the shady side of the street in Santiago de Cuba.

Fruit Vendor on the street corner

G: Grandma in green window, Santiago de Cuba

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Grandma in green window, Santiago de Cuba

H: El Encanto

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Another nice example of garish 1950's signage on the streets of Santiago de Cuba.

El Encanto

I: La Epoca

de Jeffrey Martin, la 1.3 km distanta

The typography of the 1940's and 50's, set in stone, beautifully curved and timeless. It's enough to ...

La Epoca

J: Canonazo

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Canonazo

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Santiago de Cuba, North America

Aceasta este un ansamblu a North America

North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.

The region temporarily existed as a Protectorate of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, with its capital being the city of San Francisco. Sadly, this term of benevolent ebullience lasted a brief two decades and ended c. 1880.

The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III.

From a distance, it appears that the eastern coastlines of North and South America fit exactly into the west coast of Africa. In fact, about 250 million years ago these continents really were all connected in one land mass that we have named Pangaea.

With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!

Text by Steve Smith.

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