Tuesday, March 03, 2009


The Stork Club was a perennial NYC hotspot throughout its years of operation from 1929-1965. Owner Sherman Billingsley used an elaborate series of hand gestures to communicate in code with his nearby assistant. This gesture of touching his tie indicated "No check for this table". A Continuous Lean has the full LIFE magazine photo set. (via Clusterflock)

Flag semaphore. Turns out The Beatles didn't really spell out "HELP" at all on their album cover, but the somewhat more cryptic "NUJV".

The California Crane School offers these helpful Crane Hand Signals. Huh? Wait, she signaled something?

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