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The Man Who Collects Lost Pet Posters

Amelia Tait | The Waiting Room | 17th January 2024

Interview with a Los Angeles oddball with a collection of old “missing” posters for pets. He sees them as a kind of folk art — “the hand-drawn dogs and the poetic pleas meticulously crafted in a time before computers and printers were household goods”. They are touching. Many offer rewards. He has over a hundred. He does admit that taking the posters was “morally questionable” (2,100 words)

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