This mural adorns the side of the old cotton warehouse.
Metcalfe Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Filed under --THOMAS COUNTY GA--, Metcalfe GA
Tagged as --THOMAS COUNTY GA--, © Brian Brown/Vanishing Media, Metcalfe GA, National Register of Historic Places, South Georgia Commercial Architecture, South Georgia Gins & Warehouses, South Georgia Murals, South Georgia Restorations
Love Orange Crush. Spending the summers in South Georgia I would drink Orange Crush, Nehi and RC Cola. Orange Crush came in a brown opaque bottle. Once I had one that wasn’t cold so my aunt put some ice in a glass and poured it in the glass. Surprise, the liquid was light chartreuse bordering on yellow. It still tasted good even though I thought it would be orange.
I don’t like it at all. I photographed the unrestored version a few years back on a chilly, foggy morning on our way from Thomasville to Tallahassee.
I wish I’d seen the original, Mike. Do you still have the photo?
Yes I do and it’s true that there wasn’t very much to see. The new sign isn’t what I’d call a restoration proper. Just a recreation over the top of the original remains.
I’d be happy to send it to you if you’d like.
wbrianbrownATgmail. I’d like to see and maybe share here.
I dont know if there was much of the original showing, however the restoration is much too intense and not that well done. Restorations should be minimally applied just enough to bring out the existing image. I am sure the original craftsmanship was much better.
I agree that restorations should be minimally applied! While this is appealing in its own right, it certainly appears to be overdone.
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