Sunday, August 1, 2010

FIRE MARK



Somewhat overlooked, I've always been fascinated by FIRE MARKS. A wealth of amazing iconic imagery for sure: they're also a tell piece of human nature. When makeshift fire brigades were more en vogue, each plate depicted a particular company that insured a building. The more money an insurance company had, the bigger the reward for snuffing out those pesky fires. With hands around a waterjug, it's only natural instinct for those fingers to work like divining rods to the nearest well of money.

5 comments:

D said...

always intriguing, this site ...!

mlp said...

As always, the RI hope anchor is fantastic. Love the Bath icon too. Great reference.

Adrian said...
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Adrian said...

Thought you guys might like these photos, I didn't know where else to send them...: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloisters/106242160/in/photostream/

Timmy said...

those are gorgeous photos, adrian! i may have to spend hours looking at that collection.