San Francisco Sign Wars! Upper Haight vs. Valencia Street! (Weekly Photo Challenge: Object)


Good Evening:

Small businesses in San Francisco have to stand out from the crowd by any means possible, including the signs in the windows, the chalk drawings, and the sandwich boards they post on the sidewalks in front of their locations.

In others words, another opportunity for San Franciscans to get a little, um–different.

But where can you find our city’s strangest signs? Actually, I have no idea, so I wandered about two likely neighborhoods for oddities of advertising, Valencia Street and the Upper Haight, and now I hereby present for your judgment and aesthetic pleasure samples from both streets.

The Upper Haight:

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And now Valencia:

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But I shall leave the final word to Mission Street:


Vonn Scott Bair


2 responses »

    • Y. Prior: San Francisco has many, many, *many* interesting objects; I could probably do a post a day for the rest of the year on the subject, whether the object be Vietnamese sandwiches, the plants of the Shakespeare Garden, or 19th Century sex toys. Vonn Scott Bair

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