Malawi 1974 © Kathryn Van Aernum

The title is a bit deceiving. The photograph was not taken in Malawi in 1974. It was taken somewhere in Western North Carolina in 2008. This was a long ago abandoned (perhaps in 1974) produce market. The box to the left of the Coca-Cola® ghost sign says, “Produce of Malawi 1974.” Again, the theme of reclamation appears with the Coke® branding. If you look closely, in the upper left, there is a faded drink Coke sign above the tin walkway roof. Because of the appearance of both style of signs in this image, my other title for this is “2-4-1.” For a larger view, click or tap the picture above