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Art August, 25 2009

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times ran at the Nantucket Historical Society from May to September of 2006. The exhibition covered the changing face of the Island through a wonderful collection of shop signs. Everything from restuaruants to blacksmiths were included.

For those intrigued, Signs of the Times lives on in digital form. Items like the famous Island Record Sign (above) and the Downyflake Doughnut Shop marker (after the jump) tell some neat tales of Nantucket’s past. Plus, sign painting is a such a grand American art form that there isn’t much pictured that won’t elicit some interest.

More signs after the jump, many more at this link.

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