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Elephant door hangers, Block Hotels, Kenya

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Apr 19th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1970
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    Elephant door hangers, Block Hotels, Kenya 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Edoardo Flores. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Elephant door hangers, Block Hotels, Kenya 2
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Edoardo Flores. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Two elephant-shaped doorhangers from the awe-inspiring collection of Edoardo Flores. Entirely set in Windsor Elongated, they deliver their message in two languages, English (“Do not disturb”) and Swahili (“Usisumbue”).

    Block Hotels Limited was a chain of hotels started by Lithuanian-Jewish immigrant Abraham Lazarus Block (1883–1965) in 1927 with the purchase of the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. When the door hangers were made (probably around 1970?), the chain included New Stanley Hotel, Outspan Hotel, Treetops Hotel, Keekorok Lodge, and the Samburu Lodge. The green version additionally mentions the Nyali Beach Hotel.

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