Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sat Jun B

Sat Jun B
Finding ephemera on telephone poles is an art.  When one scavenges layer upon layer you find that there are an amazing number of staples to dispose of and since weathering happens one has to sift through a great deal of paper to get acceptable ones.  Weathering seems to cause mold.  It also makes the best ephemera if you are willing to work for it.  Carry a hammer or a crowbar and be prepared to clean off moldy papers with rubbing alcohol.  I am wondering if it is best to forage for telephone pole ephemera in the summer only!  Stay tuned.

3 comments:

Jacki Long said...

I'd say, well worth the efforts!
Another thing for my bucket list John!

credmayne.com said...

Very pleasing one. Hope you aren't arrested for carrying heavy weapons...

Claudia MB said...

I'd worry about most people traveling the streets of Seattle with a crowbar, but not gentle John!