Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day Three -- January 3rd, 2015

Look Down

We took a a walk this morning to the Wintertime Farmer's Market in the historic Hope Artiste Village.  It was a cool brisk morning and being outside really felt good.  I thought it might be a good time to snap a photo for my 365 Project, but didn't want to lug my camera through  the Farmer's Market as it can get rather crowded.  No fear, the trusty iPhone came in handy.  As we walked we saw a few Works Progress Administration placards, a couple from 1940, and one from  1935-1939.  I've snapped these before so I let them go.  

As we walked home we happened to find another brass placard in the cement.  This one, pictured above, is from the A.Del Pape & Co.  It seems many of the companies that laid the sidewalks left their mark.  As I researched the A Del Pape & Co, I found this local site about Providence and Pawtucket brass street markers.  It seems most of them are from the first part of the 20th century.  Neat stuff.

So, remember, make sure you Look Down, too.  

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