These HRFD members are cleaning their hose presumably after a fire or a drill. This is another Joe Young image. There's nothing particularly special going on, which may be why I like it so much. Several of the Joe Young images preserve for us the every day moments that were rarely captured on film.
For a fun exercise, look at some of your recent photographs and consider which ones will have the greatest historical interest in 50 years. I know your goal isn't to produce an historical document, but I suspect after thinking about this you may take a few different photos.
I can't quite make out the sign of the man in the background. It says (something) cross walk. What is the other word? Interesting the number of electrical boxes on the wall of the building.
charlott on 22nd August 2012 @ 7:06am
I think the word is School Cross Walk
Norma on 22nd August 2012 @ 7:27am
do you mean the "school" over "cross walk" Charlotte? one of the quirks I like to do, is hit the zoom button, lower right of my internet explorer window, Charlotte, and scan for the little details at 200 or even 400 percent. if you haven't tried it, you might give it a shot.
spinsur on 22nd August 2012 @ 7:30am
What address was this? Behind our current City Hall? Looking North at State Street?
Kated on 22nd August 2012 @ 9:13am
I agree with you Arthur. My favorite pictures contain people as well. I remember those school cross walk signs well as we put on our safety belts and took our flags out to "protect" the crossings......
arlen sheldrake on 10th September 2012 @ 12:47am
I think the man in the white shirt near the school cross walk sign is probably Bob Vaughan.
Jeffrey Bryant on 24th December 2012 @ 4:14pm
That sign is a "Safety Sammy." Steve Butterfield and I had the northernmost crossing (State Street?} when we were Park Street School patrol monitors, and we had to lug our Sammy out into the middle of the street. Scarcely a car passed us and scarcely a person crossed, but if the car and the person even entered the same block, Steve and I rushed out with our yellow flags and brought that car to a halt!
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 17th March 2013 @ 9:58am