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Men at Work signs found in Turkey

Canakale, 19.IV.2006; pict. O. Dochy
Aspandos, IV.2000; pict. L. Bouters
Bodrum, X.2003;
pict. M. Tailly
Kirklareli, 11.VI.2009;
pict. J. Koelstra
France, 1992
Surprisingly close to our Man from Alençon in France and a man from Ara in northern Spain. We note the pose in general and several similar features : sleeves rolled up, detailed face and shoes.
Some differences though. The smallest heap is a bit higher in Turkey. The men from France are a bit more muscular than the Turkish worker being either at the point of developing a nice spread or being underfed.

Bodrum, X.2003; pict. M. Tailly

Did I tell you about the blue skies and the warm breeze and the bright sun ? The birds whistling happy tunes ? I told you before: Road signs may bring you the happiest hours in your life (from Start your own collection).

A complete new design : a man using a pick-axe. All other finds feature men working with a spade, a shovel, or their bare hands. Would that mean that a foreman, having both versions in his truck, chooses the warning sign to fit the work at hand ? He probably just takes the one that lies on top.

Bodrum, X.2003; pict. M. Tailly
Kayseri, IX.2003; pict. A. Anselin
Tekirdag, 23.IV.2006; pict. O. Dochy

Signs of the Mediterranean Group of Men at Work Signs are rapidly spreading around the Mediterranean Sea, also in Turkey. We recognize the widespread matchstick type and a slightly different version with a stroke for the surface on which the man is busy.

Read more about the Mediterranean Workforce in Slovenia.

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