Old School!

Hey! Look what I dragged out from my old design school portfolio: some ~1999 pix of that I took of old Sacramento buildings and signage that I adore. I took these during a photography class; all manual settings on my old 35mm camera. Poke around on my Flickr links below to learn more about these places.

Cardinal Bowling Lanes sign, Del Paso Heights, Sacramento. Circa 1962.

Lil Joe's Over A Million Steaks Sold, Del Paso Heights, Sacramento. Circa 1946.

Gunther's Ice Cream, Curtis Park, Sacramento. Circa 1949.
Building designed by Koblik and Fisher.
Arden Motel sign, Del Paso Heights, Sacramento.
Circa 1961/62 per Sacramento Suburban Directory.

Tower Theatre, Land Park, Sacramento. Circa 1938.
Building designed by William B. David

Iceland Ice Skating Rink, Del Paso Heights, Sacramento. Circa 1940.
Building designed by Charles F. Dean

Crest Theatre, Downtown Sacramento. Circa 1912. Remodel circa 1949.
Formerly the Empress Theater. Original building designed by Lee De Camp.

I developed the black and white film in my sink at home and then took off for UC Davis in the wee hours of the morning to print them. I scanned the prints, scratches and all, on an old HP 8.5x14 inch flatbed scanner that must have weighed at least 25 pounds.

Sometimes old school is best.