Territories of Past

A Photo-essay of San Francisco Neon Signs

Davy Carren
Jul 9, 2020 · 14 min read
(San Francisco, Market Street and Mason, 1952)

That good old neon, it just wraps itself in the night, holds steady, if not sincere, in the crust and decay of the city’s interior cavity, and almost seems to bemoan its current state, lost in the showy boring tide of more modern lighting schemes. Neon signage, long out of fashion, bucks no trends, as these relics reside in odd corners and among tiled shadows…