New Orleans coffee, 1935
I love the riot of signage in this Walker Evans photograph, taken in New Orleans in 1935. And though at that exact moment it was 11:45, or past primo coffee-drinking time, I still would still have stopped in at that restaurant for a cup of Luzianne coffee. This photo was reproduced in Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America, and when I searched for it online, the first result that came up was at Shorpy, my favorite photoblog. Serendipitous.