In the 1900s signage became very poplar.  Advertising their establishments, signs were made in many different shapes and sizes.  In the early 1920s through the 1950s sign painters were nicknamed “Wall Dogs”.  They traveled across America, painting directly on brick buildings and wood barns.  Painting large pictures and letters with lead base paint.  The signs were high and visible.  Today you may see a fading, peeling image, they are called “ghost signs”.  The images are “ghostly”.   (Read more...)
 
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CA1380 Neon - CA1380: Pix Jan 1983 Hollywood - Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1381 Neon - CA1381: Pix Jan 1983 Hollywood - Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1390 Neon - CA1390: Roxy Jan 1983 Hollywood - Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1391 Neon - CA1391: Roxy Jan 1983 Hollywood - Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1450 Neon - CA1450: Park March 1986 Lafayette - Lafayette, California More Info
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CA1451 Neon - CA1451: Park March 1986 Lafayette - Lafayette, California More Info
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CA1452 Neon - CA1452: Park March 1986 Lafayette - Lafayette, California More Info
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CA1454 Neon - CA1454: Lark March 1986 Larkspur - Larkspur, California More Info
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CA1455 Neon - CA1455: Lark March 1986 Larkspur - Larkspur, California More Info
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CA1470 Neon - CA1470: Palace July 1983 Long Beach - Long Beach, California More Info
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CA1507 Neon - CA1507: California Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1508 Neon - CA1508: California Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1509 Neon - CA1509: California Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1518 Neon - CA1518: Campus Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1528 Neon - CA1528: El Rey June 1984 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1536 Neon - CA1536: Fine Arts June 1984 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1540 Neon - CA1540: Fox Westwood April 1982 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1541 Neon - CA1541: Fox Westwood April 1982 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1550 Neon - CA1550: Globe Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1561 Neon - CA1561: Kokusai Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1592 Neon - CA1592: Nuart Dec 1982 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1603 Neon - CA1603: Oriental Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1610 Neon - CA1610: Orpheum Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1612 Neon - CA1612: Orpheum July 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1618 Neon - CA1618: Palace Jan 1983 Lso Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1619 Neon - CA1619: Palace Jan 1983 Lso Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1620 Neon - CA1620: Palace Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1636 Neon - CA1636: Rialto Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1637 Neon - CA1637: Rialto Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1638 Neon - CA1638: Rialto Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1642 Neon - CA1642: Roxie July 1982 Los AngelesDave Tipp Jewelry - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1652 Neon - CA1652: State Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1653 Neon - CA1653: State Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1670 Neon - CA1670: Vista Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1671 Neon - CA1671: Vista Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1680 Neon - CA1680: Westlake Jan 1983 Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California More Info
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CA1688 Neon - CA1688: Madera Feb 1982 Madera - Madera, California More Info
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CA1708 Neon - CA1708: Guild March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
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CA1714 Neon - CA1714: Park March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
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CA1715 Neon - CA1715: Park March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
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CA1716 Neon - CA1716: Park March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
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CA1719 Neon - CA1719: Merced Dec 1982 Merced - Merced, California More Info
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CA1720 Neon - CA1720: Merced Dec 1982 Merced - Merced, California More Info
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CA1727 Neon - CA1727: UA Cinema Dec 1982 Merced - Merced, California More Info
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CA1732 Neon - CA1732: Millbrae March 1986 Millbrae - Millbrae, California More Info
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CA1733 Neon - CA1733: Millbrae March 1986 Millbrae - Millbrae, California More Info
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CA1735 Neon - CA1735: Sequoia March 1986 Mill Valley - Mill Valley, California More Info
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CA1736 Neon - CA1736: Sequoia March 1986 Mill Valley - Mill Valley, California More Info
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CA1737 Neon - CA1737: Covell Dec 1982 Modesto - Modesto, California More Info
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CA1758 Neon - CA1758: Granada Feb 1987 Morgan Hill - Morgan Hill, California More Info
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