Samson St. - Old 4th Ward "Yard Sale?"
This was not your usual yard sale. This was not in my definition a yard sale at all. Here on a side street in the Old Fourth Ward was a large assembly of jumbled clutter taken off a large truck parked nearby and set up in an empty lot. This assortment of electronic and other debris was watched over by a man with an eastern European accent who declined to have his picture taken but he told me it was fine for me to wander about documenting all that I encountered. The dusty and decrepit devices were placed on the ground on tables in this lot. Mixed in with them were games, 8 track tapes, old hand tools, dolls and a few toys. Some strange framed artifacts were in the mix among them a photograph of a military freight plane with a fief and drum band near its open door. Another picture was a strange posed assembly of people costumed as Dickens’s like characters, some were holding geese. The overall state of confusion made the entire jumble of junk and debris a delightful experience. There seemed to be no reason for this stuff being here other than to mystify passing shoppers.
I bought nothing.
Framed photo amid aging electronics.
Artwork found aside truck.
View of debris on Samson St.