Bank of America Scumbaggery

These appeared on poles outside the Bank of America on MLK:

googling the title of that flier leads to this article.

We’ll see if attention turns to BofA after this week’s protest at Wells Fargo. The BofA building itself, 5775 NE MLK, was formerly the home of Benjamin Franklin Savings & Loan; before that (as best as I can tell), it held the Industrial Scale Company for a couple of decades, and in the early 50s it was the American British Cycles dealer. Next door was Homeyer’s Cleaning & Dye Works, from at least 1930 (possibly earlier), till about 1970.

The BofA building (built 1947):

This photo is touched up with the ‘1960s’ effect on Picasa. A little instagram-y, but not as dramatic. Here’s hoping that faded, blurry instagram photo-meme passes soon.  The second flier photo above was modified with Picasa’s Sharpen function, which used to help photos but now makes text on them unreadable. Since there’s a reasonably readable one above it, I’m going to leave it and simply enjoy the evidence that the flier-er likes to mix and change up paper colors.


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