Sometimes it's the little things you miss when you're away from the United States for a long time. Little things like old-fashioned fonts, barber shop poles, black-and-white speed limit signs. Here I am on a street corner in Baltimore, Maryland, enjoying the muggy weather and remnants of Americana. Baltimore is a particularly good city for vintage signs and logos — the most famous are Natty Bo and the Utz Potato Chip gal. Of course the Utz girl's good name was recently sullied when the FBI discovered that the owner of the Utz stand at the funky Lexington Market was selling chip boxes packed with firearms instead of greasy snacks. Sounds like an episode of The Wire, doesn't it? But it's absolutely true, and absolutely Baltimore. Another slice of Americana to take home to Europe.