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Vintage N.Y.C. "ONE WAY" Signage

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New York City used several kinds of "ONE WAY" signs in the 20th century, and one in particular was introduced in the 1950s and discontinued in the early 1960s. Below, is a picture of two of the same kind that are in my possession.

 

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Unlike today's "ONE WAY" street signs in New York City, early kinds, like this one, for example, were literally shaped as arrows (prior to the 1960s).

 

 

In the early 1960s, the final kind was introduced to New York, which is still in use nearly 50 years later. I have one that is an original from possibly that time period, in which could be viewed below. Both sides of it are shown.

 

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Since its introduction, there have been minor adjustments to it over the years, such as the label of "DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION" on it.

 

 

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