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Children's Crossing Signs in France
It is basically a yellow triangle drawn inside a dark blue square. Two people occupy the triangle. They walk along the road and don't show any intention to cross over to the other side. We see them from behind and not from aside like in the more modern type of signs (†).
The most peculiar feature is that the pedestrians do not walk above or on but in the baseline. The pavement softly retracts and delicately molds around the young feet.
The scene changed entirely. We have now a boy and a girl shown en profil. They both carry a bookbag and wear a coat. That is particularly clear when we look at the boys wearing short pants and sports socks.
The implementation as a rule shows much more detail than today's produce, but the quality ranges between very good and rather sloppy. That is most visible in the faces and in the haircut, which is typical. Other countries (e.g. Spain, Belgium) have their own hairstyle too. Monsieur Jean will gladly show you around.
From the 1970s on, the nice, sweet roadsigns of old were rapidly replaced by the now omnipresent modern tasteless design where the French youth has lost its face and identity. What's the point of fighting for recognition if you let your identity be taken away from and by your roadsigns.
Notice that on old Crossing Signs the girl is guided by the boy. In the modern breed she is dragged. This swap occurs in almost all countries during the conversion from old into new.
Let's end with a happy tune.
The sky turns blue. Birds start singing and the burden of the camera is forgotten. This is the real stuff.