OLD SIGN WRITING preserved in photographs GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN HUNTER COMBO ORIGINAL SONGS
UPLOADED February 28, 2016: THE LATEST VERSION OF MY "OLD SIGNWRITING COLLECTION" showcasing the artistry of yesteryear's signwriters. YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: 1. "Single long folder" contains the 2,112 images in one long scrolling folder A - Z. Slower to search but simpler to use. 2. "Alphabetical Folderrs" house the images in folders sorted by first letter of the entry; alphabetical folders typically contain between 50 and 90 images each for easier researching. * Click on "OLD SIGN WRITING COLLECTION February 2016" to view photgraphs of signs for products, business names, proprietor's names or services sorted into alphabetical folders. * Date and location accompanies each photo. * Download the collection free as a ZIP file (you will require JAVA for this). NOTE: Subsequently discovered signs may periodically appear solely in dated "NEW FINDS" folders until the next major revamp. ABOUT THE COLLECTION: I have been photographing old sign writing since November 1983. The oldest sign photographed was painted for the Melbourne Coal, Shipping & Engineering company which ceased operation in eighteen ninety-three (1893). It is now hidden by a multi-storey neighbour. My partner's encouragement was key. "SIGNS" combines my love of photography and social history. *** If you see signs for me to photograph, please email me ***. ========== ========== ===== 2/. "GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY" - is my personal photographic take on things: nature, structures, vintage cars, Cowra Memorial Japanese Garden and =============== ==== ====== MY MUSIC - John Hunter Combo. I also perform my original songs with harmonica and guitar. You can listen and download my Blues, Country, Folk, Comic songs at www.johnhuntercombo.com.au ============= ======= ===== John Hunter, Melbourne Australia, February 21, 2016. ___________________________________________
* My first camera was a second hand Minolta XG-1 film camera with 33mm, 50mm and 100-200mm zoom Zeiss lenses. I chose 400 ASA Fuji film. * Digital photography began for me with a Kodak DC3200 with a beautiful lens. I still use it as a back up. * My camera now is a Fuji Finepix S5600 digital. * AND I have included some images in my collection taken with my mobile phone camera thanks to the improved quality of these devices.
Feb 26, 2008