27 January 2007

Obselete Business

Here's a business that you won't see in ten years: a television repair shop.

This particular storefront sits on Henry Street just south of Atlantic in Brooklyn. The inside is filled with cardboard boxes, some filled with televisions I should think. Work goes on somewhere in there, and it must be somewhat brisk, or the real estate market would have kicked the proprietor out some time ago. I guess there must be some holdouts out there who prefer to have their televisions fixed rather than just toss the set and run out buy a new one. The red-on-yellow signage seems to indicate G & D has been there for some time.

Anybody out there know what this sort of sign is called? It appears to have been madly popular in the middle of the last century.

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