Tim Kiser

Tim Kiser

Posted on 04/21/2012


Photo taken on March 26, 2012



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Jackson, Michigan, "Party Port" shop.

Jackson, Michigan, "Party Port" shop.
I wish that the names of U.S. municipalities wouldn't all've gotten settled generations ago, to suit the bland tastes of long-dead well-to-do, because I'd like for there to be a municipality called Partyport. Ideally, the city of Partyport would be a county seat.

This old business is in Jackson, Michigan, which is totally landlocked with no water running through it but for an itty-bitty creek, so it's a demonstration of the far-flungedness of humans' wandering imaginations that somebody in Jackson of all places was thinking about ports of all things. Maybe the owner had long dreamed of being or marrying a stevedore.

Or is 'party port' a wordplay of 'portapot.'

The lettering looks like it predates the times by which the word 'port' in its hi-tech sense could've ever reached widespread usage in Jackson.

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In downtown Jackson, Michigan, on March 26th, 2012, in an alley between West Michigan Avenue and West Pearl Street, east of North Jackson Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA6227.C66 Convenience stores—United States—Pictorial works.
HG3766 Business failures—United States—Pictorial works.
GT3911.A2 Shop signs—United States—Pictorial works.
GT3911.A2 Brick wall signs—United States—Pictorial works.
TA432 Bricks—Painting—Pictorial works.
NA3010 Doors—Pictorial works.
TS1124 Kraft paper—Pictorial works.
F574.J14 Jackson (Mich.)—Pictorial works.

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