I met up with Katie and Gable in early May for their engagement session in Keo, Arkansas. If you don't know where Keo is, it's a tiny little community that's adorable, quaint and quite popular for those who love antiquing.
That wasn't the theme or plan for Katie and Gable. They loved the rustic advertising signs that Keo has since Gable works in the advertising industry.
**** On a side note, scroll to the bottom for a few fun facts on Fisk Tires. I was curious so I went straight to Google ****
The session started off on a interesting note: we were stalked and literally followed by some crazy lady who I am convinced was sloppy drunk at 5 p.m. on a Saturday. She followed us for about 10 minutes and then she stumbled off...literally. She did provide a bit of unexpected entertainment. And no I don't have any photos of her. Kind of wish I did.
Keo had a lot offer aside from great old advertising. We took advantage of the history of the town as well as it's wonderful and unique structures. Crumbling old barns and building are some of my favorites for any backdrop.
After we left Keo, we headed deep into Lonoke county for more photos in a pecan grove located on private property.
Katie and Gable will be married in October and I can't wait to be a part of their day.
Back to Fisk Tires: After visiting Google, I read via Wikipedia, The Fisk Tire Company was an American tire company. It was one of the five large companies that dominated the US tire industry from 1920 to 1937. The company was known for its "Time to Re-Tire" tagline, featuring a young, pajama-clad boy with his right arm encircling a tire and his left hand holding a candle. The boy was designed in 1907 by Burr Giffin, an agency art director early who was still awake one morning at 3 o'clock. The next day, he presented his sketch to his manager, who liked it so much that it was made into a poster for the Fisk Company. The original painting was sent to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for restoration after the US Rubber Company acquired Fisk.
Do a Google Images search for Fisk Tires and you can see all sorts of variations on the sign.