Monday, April 23, 2012

Patchwork Fallout Shelter Signs Have Landed at Etsy

uietly, these yellow and blue artifacts hide in plain site. Fallout Shelter signs are a reminder of an era when the threat of nuclear war loomed in the background. 

The signs sat near the entrances to banks, schools, and government buildings in cities and towns across the nation. Many of these signs have disappeared, but some still sit in their original position, all but forgotten. We shudder to think what might be lurking in these shelters today or if they would really do any good in the event of a nuclear attack. 

Some of these signs look like they were just posted yesterday, but many of the signs we have stumbled across have taken on a beautiful patina from years of exposure to the elements. Whenever we visit a new place, we keep one eye peeled for these signs. Over the past several years, we have built a collection of dozens of photos of Fallout Shelter signs. We are now offering a unique print that features parts of 25 different signs. These photos have been "sewn" together to create a patchwork image that combine to make one sign. Check it out on our Etsy site.

Send us the address of any fallout signs you have seen in the Washington, DC, region.  

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