Great observer you are
Discovered this on Flickr...
Thought other people might be interested in having a look.
There's something poignant about that photo.
Interesting (but kind of sad) photo. Reminds me of the movie I just watched the other night. It was 3 Days of the Condor (excellent movie!!!). Filmed in 1975. There was a "streets of New York" scene where the main character walks by Young's Hat store. I believe it said Stetson Clearance and there were tons of hats in the windows.
Here is another photo of an Adam Hat ghost sign in San Francisco, CA on Kearney St. (from Flickr).
and of the water tank atop the Adam Hats bldg. in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX. The building has been converted to lofts.
"Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale." A.E. Housman
That second sign is so neat. I can just see all of the hats inside!
'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.
under that water tower
the tower at night
I drive by that old Adams Hat bldg. all the time. Do you live in Dallas Job?
I live in central N.C.. I was trying to learn about the history of Adam hats. Especially the latter years. I just ran across it doing a search. It seems a lot of hats are made in Texas.