As you drive or walk down the streets of Louisville, it seems like businesses are constantly opening or closing.  New vinyl signs are draped over slightly older plastic signs with a different name.  We wonder how long that one will last.  Modern boutiques and chain restaurants come and go, but buried between are the dinosaurs: businesses that have been around forever and mysteriously continue to stay in business, despite the fact that the product they sell may be obselete to most.

A clock repair shop specializing in cuckoo and grandfather clock repairs; brass polishing (when’s the last time you needed some trophies polished?); used and antique cameras (personally, I hope print film never goes away); and the Magnetic Tape and Recording Co. (the only place in town I have found replacement styluses for my turntable and repair work for analog 4 and 8 track recorders)  You get the idea.  The next time you go for a drive, notice these and other dinosaur stores.  They remind us of where we’ve been and who we were.  You might find some neat stuff you never knew you needed.








2 Responses to “dinosaurs”

  1. 1 Edward Gibbon
    March 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Loved these images, especially the brass through glass. You not only have a great eye, your choices in subject matter are fabulous.

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