History repeating, indeed. (countdown - 10!)
And to proof that Chinese sign-makers can still do it:
this is taken on a Yangtze (Changjiang) 长江 cruiser between Chongqing 重庆 and Yichang 宜昌.
"间手洗" is toilet/toilets 洗 xi3 手 shou3 间 jian1 (literally the "wash hand(s) room") layouted from right to left.
Many thanks to David!