Traffic Signals from the 1930s-1950s are
disappearing with progress. The TV series Streets
of San Francisco and The Lineup
are excellent archives of these details and other street acoutrement such
as police call boxes,
phone booths, and train switches.
San Francisco is itself a work of art. Mister
SF's photo series marks the death of a small detail, perhaps. But, as
with all great art, every brush stroke matters.
Detail V: Wired Memories
Detail VI: Historic Street Lamps
Detail VII: Miracle Art
Detail VIII: Freeway Revolt