I first saw this as a wall photo on a friends Facebook Account and thought it was awesome. Now, months later, I was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful poster on a pole! Have you seen this? If not here is what it says:
TO THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND
It is up to you what the future of Oakland will be. Oakland is no longer a village. It is a city, a growing one. It is your duty to keep it growing, to keep it prosperous.
Oakland, with it’s wealth, beauty and brilliant future, is an ideal attained by pioneers who struggled for years over innumerable hardships. The cement, the steel, the mortar and glass and the thousand and one things which go into Oakland, was not conceived overnight.
I realize the future of Oakland is far beyond human imagination. I thank you for your wonderful work. So partake of her hospitality and prosperity, invest, build, prosper and live happy in Oakland.
Your well wisher,
OAKLAND’S GUARDIAN ANGEL
WHO MADE OAKLAND
Written and Compiled
Florence B. Crocker
Published in Oakland
Clyde Dalton, 1925
My inquiring mind wants to know.. who is doing this??
Is our Guardian Angel Florence B Crocker? Or is Clyde Dalton riding his wheel chair throughout Oakland and putting up posters (no offense but Clyde would be pretty old by now)?
OR is our Guardian Angel someone else altogether. Who are you???
Dear Readers: Have you seen this on your street? Comment and let me know where! Share with your online friends. Lets create an online map!
Dear Guardian Angel: Am I ruining your purpose by posting it on the internets? Let me know. I can delete the post… but I want to help you. I think having an on-line presence would be a great way to help spread your word. Tell me your plan. Can I help you run around town putting up posters? I’m nozy..but I won’t tell anybody if you don’t want me to.
=====UPDATE 9 Hours Later =======
We know the who..sort of. A vender of Grand Lake Farmers Market and owner of the following website: http://whomadeoakland.com/Home.html is our Guardian Angel.
Gene has posed this question though: “The real question is, did they install any of the associated art/signs, and is any of it still about? It’s a great idea, building on 90-year-old Oakland love.”
What say you readers? Have you seen any artwork associated with this project? I still want to know what neighborhoods have you seen this poster.
The pic of this one is on Moss Avenue in the Grand Lake area.