|Documentation and cataloging of contractor sidewalk stamps|
I decided to begin shooting these stamps in the winter of 2001. I have been amazed at the incredible variety and density of these stamps - virtually every city block has some. Most of these are located on driveways or at the ends of completed work. The images in this website are only a portion of the expanding collection. I am currently trying to develop this catalog of "best examples" of each stamp and known variants, which include date ranges and changes in text. I scout neighborhoods, shoot photos, take field notes, scan the images, and add them to a digital database. Almost all of these are from Berkeley, Oakland, and Albany, California.
The data I have gathered
on most of these items includes:
Topics for expanded research
If you have knowledge about these stamps, or would like to help contribute documented evidence, please contact Lincoln Cushing, (510) 643-2886.
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