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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CA1781
CA1781 Neon - CA1781: Guild Dec 1982 N. Hollywood - N. Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1783
CA1783 Neon - CA1783: Guild Dec 1982 N. Hollywood - N. Hollywood, California More Info
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CA1803
CA1803 Neon - CA1803: Grand Lake March 1986 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1804
CA1804 Neon - CA1804: Grand Lake March 1986 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1805 Neon - CA1805: Grand Lake March 1986 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1806 Neon - CA1806: Grand Lake March 1986 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1807
CA1807 Neon - CA1807: Grand Lake March 1986 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1817
CA1817 Neon - CA1817: Paramount Nov 1982 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1818 Neon - CA1818: Paramount Nov 1982 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1819
CA1819 Neon - CA1819: Paramount Nov 1982 Oakland - Oakland, California More Info
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CA1842
CA1842 Neon - CA1842: Crest Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1843
CA1843 Neon - CA1843: Crest Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1847
CA1847 Neon - CA1847: Palomar Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1848
CA1848 Neon - CA1848: Palomar Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1849
CA1849 Neon - CA1849: Palomar Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1851
CA1851 Neon - CA1851: Palomar & Star Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1857
CA1857 Neon - CA1857: Star Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1858
CA1858 Neon - CA1858: Star Jan 1984 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1862
CA1862 Neon - CA1862: Towne Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA1863
CA1863 Neon - CA1863: Towne Jan 1983 Oceanside - Oceanside, California More Info
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CA2004
CA2004 Neon - CA2004: Vogue June 1984 Oxnard - Oxnard, California More Info
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CA2005
CA2005 Neon - CA2005: Vogue June 1984 Oxnard - Oxnard, California More Info
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CA2013
CA2013 Neon - CA2013: Fine Arts March 1986 Palo Alto - Palo Alto, California More Info
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CA2020
CA2020 Neon - CA2020: Stanford March 1986 Palo Alto - Palo Alto, California More Info
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CA2046
CA2046 Neon - CA2046: Fox May 1981 Pas Robles - Paso Robles, California More Info
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CA2062
CA2062 Neon - CA2062: Fox Pomona July 1982 Pomona - Pomona, California More Info
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CA2090
CA2090 Neon - CA2090: Rheem March 1986 Rheem Valley - Rheem Valley, California More Info
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CA2092
CA2092 Neon - CA2092: Rheem March 1986 Rheem Valley - Rheem Valley, California More Info
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CA2093
CA2093 Neon - CA2093: Rheem March 1986 Rheem Valley - Rheem Valley, California More Info
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CA2094
CA2094 Neon - CA2094: Rheem March 1986 Rheem Valley - Rheem Valley, California More Info
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CA2096
CA2096 Neon - CA2096: Foothill Drive-In Jan 1983 Rialto - Rialto, California More Info
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CA2146
CA2146 Neon - CA2146: Tower June 1982 Sacramento - , California More Info
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CA2147
CA2147 Neon - CA2147: Tower June 1982 Sacramento - Sacramento, California More Info
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CA2159
CA2159 Neon - CA2159:Fox March 1984 Salinas - Salinas, California More Info
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CA2160
CA2160 Neon - CA2160: Fox March 1984 Salinas - Salinas, California More Info
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CA2165
CA2165 Neon - CA2165: Tamalpais March 1986 San Anselmo - San Anselmo, California More Info
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CA2166
CA2166 Neon - CA2166: Tamalpais March 1986 San Anselmo - San Anselmo, California More Info
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CA2186
CA2186 Neon - CA2186: Studio Jan 1983 San Bernardino - San Bernardino, California More Info
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CA2187
CA2187 Neon - CA2187: Studio Jan 1983 San Bernardino - San Bernardino, California More Info
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CA2188
CA2188 Neon - CA2188: Tri City Drive-In Jan 1983 San Bernardino - San Bernardino, California More Info
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CA2198
CA2198 Neon - CA2198: Aztec July 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2210
CA2210 Neon - CA2210: Cabrillo & Plaza May 1981 San Diego - San Carlos, California More Info
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CA2215
CA2215 Neon - CA2215: Campus Drive-In Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2216
CA2216 Neon - CA2216: Campus Drive-In Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2217
CA2217 Neon - CA2217: Campus Drive-In Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2218
CA2218 Neon - CA2218: Campus Drive-In Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2219
CA2219 Neon - CA2219: Campus Drive-In Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2227
CA2227 Neon - CA2227: Casino July 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2245
CA2245 Neon - CA2245: Loma Jan 1983 San Diego - San Diego, California More Info
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CA2262
CA2262 Neon - CA2262: Tower Marquee - San Diego, California More Info
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