Friday, April 13, 2012

Drogheria

Vintage grocery store sign, via Garibaldi, LivornoA vintage grocery store sign in “Via Garibaldi”. “Generi di Monopolio” means that this was an authorized seller of State monopoly merchandise. At the time this category included table salt and matches.Boutique dei fiori, Flowers Boutique, via Magenta, LivornoThe strange sign of the “Boutique dei fiori” (Flowers Boutique) in “Via Magenta”.Paninoland, via Bosi, LivornoThe colorful sign of “Paninoland”, an eclectic eatery in “Via Bosi”.

15 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful colourful details. A happy future ahead for them.

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting the state had a monopoly on matches and salt. I like the rainbow colours of the eatery sign.

Jack said...

The first two signs are elegant. Maybe not the third . . .

Luis Gomez said...

Love all these VP. They are great!

Randy said...

Nice variety.

cieldequimper said...

I like the flower shop one even though I'm wondering if that isn't a bit christmassy! The drogheria woud have been my place, the old sign is wonderful. Why number 15 though?

Dina said...

Interesting about the state monopoly.

But after a long Pesach week with no chametz, the Paninoland sign looks so inviting!

Gunn said...

Nice and very different signs you have found.
- Happy weekend to you and yours.

VP said...

ciel - The licensed stores were officially numbered and this one was the number 15.

Erik Vincenti Zakhia said...

ciao ! questo vi potrebbe interessare (dipinto della Fortezza Vecchia) http://paolavincenti.blogspot.com/2012/04/fortezza-vecchia-livorno.html

joo said...

I like the first one! In Polish 'Drogeria' means place where you can buy cosmetics and perfumes.

Halcyon said...

I like the first sign best. Simplicity is often the best way to go.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent set of very diverse signage VP.

JM said...

Now, that's a very cool set of door top shots!

Madge Bloom said...

Paninoland... love that!