Wednesday, May 13, 2009

signs: Bonanza

Bonanza


This sign was just posted by dc over at Fragmentary Evidence yesterday, and I happened across it today. They've got a better picture of it, plus more nice photos from their ride home.

4 comments:

Colburn said...

Thanks, Gene, and for future reference, I'm a "he." Funny that we both decided to take a shot of the same sign on subsequent days. If you're looking for other cool signs, the "George the Shirt King" sign on Lakeshore is pretty good, and I don't remember seeing any photos of it anywhere. I doubt you'll run out of nice signs in Oakland anytime soon, since there are so many interesting ones around here.

-Dave C.

Gene said...

That was my guess, but didn't want to assume :-)

I shot the sign because I'd seen it on your blog. I did a double-take when I saw it in person today, because I'd just seen it on your blog: "hey! I know that sign!"

Any idea what Bonanza was before? The bird looks like a stork or maybe a pelican. The Stork Club was in New York...maybe this was an imitation?

Colburn said...

There's a Stork Club in Oakland too, a few doors down from Mama Buzz on Telegraph. It's not as storied as the old Stork Club in Manhattan, but it's been around for quite a while. I have no clue what Bonanza was, but I wondered too.

Colburn said...

Now that I think of it, the Stork Club actually has a half-decent sign too, with some neon on it.