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Monday, May 23, 2011

Thrift Share - Prison Break

Do you ever come across those people who seem to have a never ending Yard Sale?
You see the same neon signs every week, but hesitate to stop back in because you've already been?

There's a lady in Los Alamitos that fits this exact description.  I've actually acquired several great items from her (like these yellow lamps which I'd be grateful if you gave your opinion on)...and on my 3rd and last visit she gave me a big roll of posters because I'd bought so many other things and she remembered me. 
When I initially inquired about them, I'd only seen the first two posters not rolled into the pile, which were some local art gallery posters from 1984.  The rest of the loot was all rolled up and taped together and I wasn't actually able to see what the content was...all I knew what that she'd gotten them from an architect  years ago.
This past weekend, I finally got out an exacto knife & started cutting and peeling away the tape...and you can imagine my surprise when I uncovered a trove of architectural plans for Prisons!
Utah Regional Secure Facility
Look how happy these prisoners are...hanging out on couches with good art and their families. lol
Maricopa is actually pretty cool graphically & on a shiny silver paper (doesn't look too hot in the pic)
Omaha Correctional Facility
Once again, these prisoners are living the high life...playing cards & sleeping in nice beds. 
These are just a few examples, but all and all, there are over 20 posters that were produced in the 1970s and 1980s by the Architectural Firm HDR (Henningson Durham & Richardson) out of Phoenix, AZ.  I don't know what in the heck I'll do with all these prison posters...but if you know anyone locked up that may need an escape route let me know, I may be able to send you the layout. LOL.

Once again, I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday along with Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds so be sure to check out all the other found treasures there!

Cheers ~ Lara



5 comments:

  1. Haha... I know the type! There are some perpetual yard salers in my neck of the woods as well but I've never found anything worthwhile. As far as the architectural drawings, I'm sure some people might dig the stuff...

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  2. What a surprising find! They're so quirky and unusual I bet someone would snap them up if you sold them on etsy or ebay.

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  3. That is hilarious!! Wow, prison plans!!! lol

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  4. That is crazy!!! If I ever get locked up, I know who to call!! :)

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  5. I love those! The last one is my favorite. Great finds!

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