|Near Bernkastel (1998); pict. A. Guët||Aachen, Cottbus (1998); pict. A. Anselin|
|The sign found near Bernkastel proves how good the old roadsigns were; how much detail they showed. Notice the perfect finish of the heads. For once also the boy is very lively pictured. We must feel pitty for the girl with her extraterrestrial head, but that is compensated by the detail in the poney.|
Germany follows France, Spain and Italy in the swapping of the persons on the newer panels. The tall character stays responsible, but now comes last and is now of the other sex. The female becomes the underling (Monsieur Jean won't like this).
The sign is only slightly better than most modern match-stick signs: the children are
not completely wooden. They are from Cottbus and therefore they
challenge you to try this one:
Der Cottbuser Postkutscher putzt den Cottbuser Postkutschkasten.