A stack of hay bales painted to look like the comic book hero Captain America. They were on US-33, just north of Cook Road, just outside the city of Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana.
A plywood arm points to a banner that says: “Come Visit Kuehnert Dairy Farm in October.” According to the sign, the farm was having a fall festival featuring robotic milking machines, a corn maze, a straw mountain, hayrides, pumpkins, baby calves, and farm tours. I photographed it last September.
This house is on the south side of 6th Street, east of Main Street, in Mishawaka, Indiana. The windows on the screened-in porch have American flags in them, and another flag hangs outside the house next to the door.
This building at the corner of Broadway and Stophlet Street in Fort Wayne is home to an antiques and used clothing store called “Little Shop of Laura’s.” I first photographed the bench in 2013, soon after Laura Hancock, the store’s owner, painted it to look like the American flag.
Laura later added the chalkboard, whose message changes every week or so. I made this photograph of it on Valentine’s Day, when the sign said: “Happy Valentine’s. We Love You.”
This is the former State Bank of Kimmell building on the corner of Clark Street (County Road 650W) and Noe Street in the small town of Kimmell, Indiana.
It is now an automotive and lawn mower repair shop called Foster’s Sales and Service.
Kimmell is a very small town. Many other very small towns in Indiana have old buildings, like this one, that were originally built as banks. It is interesting that so many little towns could support a bank in the past.
This house is on the corner of Albert Drive and Tirol Pass in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
For Christmas, they have a traditional Nativity Scene with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Standing behind the nativity scene are the three wise men, Darth Vader and two Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars, holding gifts! R2-D2 can be seen standing inside the house’s front window, wearing a Santa hat.
This house is on Oakdale Drive on the south side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The owner, an Army veteran named Mike Cunningham, hates President Donald Trump so much that the front of his house is covered in anti-Trump signs.
Several of the windows have “Fuck Trump” signs in them. A banner under one of the second floor windows proclaims: “Trump is a disgrace to America and makes me ashamed to have ever served.”
The huge American flag on the porch hangs upside down, a symbol of distress. It is covered in a long handwritten rant against Trump:
“No flag big enough to cover the disgrace of a sexist, racist warmongering egotistical fascist who believes in greed, torture, wife cheating, dodging taxes, insulting the disabled & veterans, threatens civilians & the press & throwing daily tantrums on Twitter.”
I thought this “Help Wanted” ad painted on the side of a semi trailer was funny. It says: “Job Satisfaction, 10 Feet Ahead.” Ten feet ahead is about where the truck driver would be if the trailer were hooked up to a truck.
The trailer belongs to Crete Carrier Corporation, a large American trucking company. I photographed it sitting next to Auto Service Center, an auto repair garage on US-33, just north of the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.