H84.199.7

c.1958
14 in HIGH x 11.25 in WIDE
(35.56 cm HIGH x 28.57 cm WIDE)
Museum Purchase
H84.199.7


Sign. Description: "Notice to Tourists / This is the only genuine Bohemian atmosphere this side of / Daly City." Hand lettered in blue with white unerlining on tan cardboard. Cellophane tape adheres to center portions of all four edges, two pieces extend horizontally into sign about 2" about 3" down from the top on both the left and right sides, and a piece extends vertically downward about 7 1/2" from top center edge. Rather soiled, some letters smudged, tack holes at top center and corners, ditto bottom. Corners bumped and chipped. Condition 3. Dimensions: 14" x 11" From the History Information Station:Object: "Notice to Tourists: This is the only Genuine Bohemian atmosphere this side of Daly City." History: This was exhibited at Cafe Vesuvio, a popular bohemian hangout. Many tourists and other interested people dropped by Vesuvio to get a sense of the Beat scene. The cafe was just across the street from City Lights Books, a famous publishing house, bookstore and poetry reading space and a center of the Beat literary scene. Museum Purchase
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