Having a Ball

A Norge Cleaners and Full Services - 723 South State Street, Ukiah, CAalifornia U.S.A. - October 5, 2007

A Norge Cleaners & Full Services – 723 South State Street, Ukiah, California U.S.A. – October 5, 2007
Copyright © Heather Killion (Atomic Rat) on Flickr. All rights reserved
Found via the Great Signs group pool

Perhaps other than finding some old, original Burma Shave signs, there is probably no bigger Holy Grail to seekers of 20th century signage than to find an original, unaltered Norge laundromat ball in good condition. Even more spectacular is this example that still retains its original storefront sign. In the comments section under this picture’s entry on Flickr (which can be seen by clicking on the photograph), the highly esteemed and far-traveled Debra Jane Seltzer of RoadsideArchitecture.com claimed at the time she had seen only one other location that still had both.

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