Tuesday, 11 January 2011

laws against images / post no bills

These images of a day or an hour, bleached by the elements, charcoaled by urchins, scorched by the sun - although others are sometimes collected even before they have dried - symbolize to a higher degree even than the newspapers the sudden, shock-filled, multiform life that carries us away.

Maurice Talmeyr, La Cite du sang Paris 1901 p269

In the early days of the poster there was as yet no law to regulate the posting of bills or to provide protection for posters and indeed from posters: so one could wake up some morning to find one's window placarded.

Benjamin Arcades [B2,1]

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