At the sign of the rubber gloves: Fridges mended here
Macfilos Weekender with Richard Alton
At road junctions in Zambia you’ll often find rubber gloves, mounted on steel rods and waving in the breeze. They’re used by plumbers for self-promotion — like a barber's pole outside the shop.
Sometimes the rubber gloves have company — used ballcocks and floats, worn out spanners — in fact any plumber's tools or accessories that are going spare. With a phone number attached, the displays provide graphic and cost-effective advertising.
I came across this elegant flock of gloves on the outskirts of Lusaka.
Note: Camera used – Leica M6 (0.85) with 50mm Summicron (circa 1960)