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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign #15

New York City employees picket City Hall
1954 World Telegram photo by Dick DeMarsico.

Teamster Union members holding picket signs supporting higher raises and pensions.

Photograph retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00652480/. (Accessed April 02, 2017.)

Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

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New York, people, photography, Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, town or city, vintage image
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Black Sand Beach

21st Century Digital #19

Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith |
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island, Hawaii
. 2005. December 6.

Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Photograph retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2010630043/. (Accessed March 05, 2017.)

Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Highsmith, a distinguished and richly published American photographer, has donated her work to the Library of Congress since 1992. Starting in 2002, Highsmith provided scans or photographs she shot digitally with new donations to allow rapid online access throughout the world. Her generosity in dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright free access also makes this Archive a very special visual resource.

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Punalu’u Beach (Wikipedia)

21st Century Digital, beach, Hawaii, landscape, ocean, photography, places, shore, travel
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A Visit to Great Falls, Montana

While we had been here before, in 2001, we had just been passing through on our way to Glacier National Park and had made reservations at a hotel in Great Falls for one night.

In the images used for this video, though, Great Falls was a 2007 destination for a family visit. A brother, his wife and two sons were living there. While visiting with family, we also saw some of what is left of the falls, went to a farmers’ market, saw an autocross competition, visited Giant Spring State Park, spent a little time at a horse auction and stopped at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center.

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crafts, festival, landscape, Montana, parks, photography, places, river, video
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The Hollywood Sign

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign #14

The Hollywood Sign as it appears from a trail in the Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, California
November 5th, 2006

Wikipedia: The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.

“HOLLYWOOD” is spelled out in 45-foot (13.7 m)-tall white capital letters and is 350 feet (106.7 m) long. It was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development, but it garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up.[2] The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Trust For Public Land, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park.

From the ground, the contours of the hills give the sign a wavy appearance. When observed at a comparable altitude, the letters appear nearly level.

The sign makes frequent appearances in popular culture, particularly in establishing shots for films and television programs set in or around Hollywood. Signs of similar style, but spelling different words, are frequently seen as parodies. (See more at Wikipedia)

Photo by Oreos (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons 5 November 2006

Accessed March 2017

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California, mountains, photography, places, Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign, tourism, town or city
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Thank You Sid

21st Century Digital #18

Jimmy Stewart’s hand and footprints, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California. 2006. July 3.

The grand opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on May 18, 1927, was the most spectacular theatre opening in motion picture history. Thousands of people lined Hollywood Boulevard and a riot broke out as fans tried to catch a glimpse of the movie stars and other celebrities as they arrived for the opening. The film being premiered that night was Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings,’ which was preceded by “Glories of the Scriptures,” a live prologue devised by master showman Sid Grauman. A Wurlitzer organ and 65-piece orchestra provided music for the prologue. The theatre opened to the public the following day, May 19, 1927. Protected by its 40-foot high curved walls and copper- topped turrets, the theatre’s legendary forecourt serves as an oasis to the stars of yesterday and today. Ten-foot tall lotus-shaped fountains and intricate artistry flank the footprints of some of Hollywood’s most elite and welcome its visitors into the magical world of fantasy and whim known as Hollywood. (Library of Congress)

Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith

Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010630039/. (Accessed March 02, 2017.)

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21st Century Digital, California, people, photography, tourism
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