There are still quite a few 1960s signs near my home and office. Here’s one I go past every day. It’s at the CVS drugstore at the corner of Nagle and Higgins on the northwest side of Chicago.
A restaurant and banquet hall called the Golden Flame used to be on that corner, and they kept the old sign. I was trying to remember if there was actually a neon flame on top of the original sign. I never took a picture of it when I moved into the neighborhood, and no one else seems to have taken one either. Among the many, many photographs of vintage signage in Chicago on the internet, I have still not found even one of the original Golden Flame sign.
I have made fun of the people I’ve seen taking pictures of garbage cans. Now I’m not so sure I should ever be making fun of anyone taking pictures of anything they might want to remember, even if I can’t imagine why they’d want to remember it.
And if you have a photo of the old Golden Flame sign? Please, please let me know!
(NaBloPoMo | November ’11: 2 of 30)