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Group Description

This is a group started in support of an art project called "The Name on The Sign", which focuses on the stories behind businesses named after people.

Walking in a city neighborhood, we pass dry cleaners, pizza parlors, beauty salons, often named for someone - Sam’s Falafel, Steve’s Deli and Grocery, Gigi's Nail Spa. Yet have we ever paused to consider who Sam is? Is Steve the old man at the deli counter on Sundays? Did Gigi sell the spa years ago, leaving only a sign?

This group features photos of business signs that include a person's name, preferably their first name.

What are the stories behind the names on the signs? My project involves the discovery and celebration of businesses that are named after a person. With the pace of globalization and increasing consolidation of commerce, I believe it’s important to celebrate those small places that create a sense of the truly local.

You can find out more about the art project at


Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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