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Signs of the Orient Northern California

 

Poultry Fish
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This sign advertising Poultry Fish is found in the Chinatown area.

 

 

Weird Chicken
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Hmm, does this sign look like a chicken? Is that why this sign is called Weird Chicken? Will this turn out to be one of life's greatest mysteries?

 

 

Red Sign
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This sign displays an interesting shape and color, very fit for the Chinatown area of San Francisco.

 

 

Eastern Bakery
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Eastern Bakery sign in Chinatown looks weathered and worn. All but the Coca Cola sign below, of course.

 

 

Art Co's
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a roadside sign that says Art Co's. Not sure if that's laundry hanging behind the sign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republic Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

San Francisco is known for its glamorous high priced hotels. Not sure if the Republic Hotel can be construed as one though.

 

 

Gin Wall
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Not sure what Gin Wall stands for, but this sign was also found in Chinatown.

 

YMCA
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Looking for the Village People? Well, keep looking...

 

 

Golden Star Radio
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a treasure of an old marquee for the Golden Star Radio. This sign found in San Francisco is a throwback to the mid-century era. 09-08

 

 

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