DEAD END. Walkill, NY. June 2022.
Someone installed this in hopes people wouldn’t turn down their short road that has no outlet forcing vehicles to make a u turn in front of their house or driveways- like I had to in a large sprinter van- to get a photo of this. There is another one facing the other direction much lower. The selection of the orange looks slightly official, yet the hand made serif letters give it DIY character.
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