Wanderlust Wednesday – Signs of the Lincoln Highway

Scads of photographs accompanied Mrs. G. and I on our return from our Lincoln Highway trip. Showing them to her husband, Mr. G’s comment was that the pictures were all of signs. It’s true, old neon and painted signs hanging in the towns we passed through were unique to the town, referencing local commerce or past signs of life over abandoned storefronts. They were a little bit of hello to the two strangers from New York passing through their midst.

 

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.