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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CA2584 Neon - CA2584: Rafael Feb 1986 San Rafael - San Rafael, California More Info
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CA2585 Neon - CA2585: Rafael Feb 1986 San Rafael - San Rafael, California More Info
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CA2595 Neon - CA2595: Yost Jan 1983 Santa Ana - Santa Ana, California More Info
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CA2627 Neon - CA2627: Marin March 1986 Sausalito - Sausalito, California More Info
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CA2638 Neon - CA2638: La Reina Dec 1982 Sheman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California More Info
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CA2639 Neon - CA2639: La Reina Dec 1982 Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California More Info
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CA2642 Neon - CA2642: Sherman Dec 1982 Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California More Info
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CA2643 Neon - CA2643: Sherman Dec 1982 Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California More Info
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CA2657
CA2657 Neon - CA2657: Rialto Jan 1983 S. Pasadena - S. Pasadena, California More Info
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CA2658
CA2658 Neon - CA2658: Rialto Jan 1983 S. Pasadena - S. Pasadena, California More Info
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CA2659
CA2659 Neon - CA2659: Rialto Jan 1983 S. Pasadena - S. Pasadena, California More Info
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CA2677
CA2677 Neon - CA2677: Studio City Dec 1982 Studio City - Studio City, California More Info
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CA2678
CA2678 Neon - CA2678: Studio City Dec 1982 Studio City - Studio City, California More Info
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CA2684
CA2684 Neon - CA2684: Lankershim Dec 1982 Sun Valley - Sun Valley, California More Info
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CA2704
CA2704 Neon - CA2704: Ukiah Feb 1986 - Ukiah, California More Info
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CA2705
CA2705 Neon - CA2705: Ukiah Feb 1986 Ukiah - Ukiah, California More Info
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CA2713
CA2713 Neon - CA2713: Van Nuys Drive-In Dec 1982 Van Nuys - Van Nuys, California More Info
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CA2714 Neon - CA2714: Van Nuys Drive-In Dec 1982 Van Nuys - Van Nuys, California More Info
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CA2743 Neon - CA2743: Bruin April 1982 Westwood Village - Westwood, California More Info
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CA2744
CA2744 Neon - CA2744: Bruin July 1983 Westwood Village - Westwood, California More Info
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CA2753 Neon - CA2753: Granada July 1983 Wilmington - Wilmington - CA, California More Info
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CA2759
CA2759 Neon - CA2759: Noyo March 1986 Willits - Willits, California More Info
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CA2760
CA2760 Neon - CA2760: Noyo March 1986 Willits - Willits, California More Info
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Co022
Co022 Neon - Co022: Skyline June 1987 Canon City - Canon City, Colorado More Info
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Co023 Neon - Co023: Skyline June 1987 Canon City - Canon City, Colorado More Info
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Co028
Co028 Neon - Co028: Peak Feb 1984 Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, Colorado More Info
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Co031 Neon - Co031: Peak Feb 1984 Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, Colorado More Info
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Co058
Co058 Neon - Co058: Bluebird Feb 1976 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co060
Co060 Neon - Co060: Bluebird Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co061 Neon - Co061: Bluebird Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co088
Co088 Neon - Co088: Federal Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co089 Neon - Co089: Federal Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co099
Co099 Neon - Co099: Mayan March 1988 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co100 Neon - Co100: Mayan March 1988 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co107
Co107 Neon - Co107: Oriental Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co108
Co108 Neon - Co108: Oriental Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co109
Co109 Neon - Co109: Oriental Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co110
Co110 Neon - Co110: Oriental Feb 1984 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co117
Co117 Neon - Co117: Paramount 1972 Denver - Denver, Colorado More Info
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Co137
Co137 Neon - Co137: Gothic Feb 1984 Englewood - Englewood, Colorado More Info
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Co138
Co138 Neon - Co138: Gothic Feb 1984 Englewood - Englewood, Colorado More Info
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Co160
Co160 Neon - Co160: Fox Feb 1984 La Junta - La Junta, Colorado More Info
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Co172
Co172 Neon - Co172: Lamar Jan 1983 Lamar - Lamar, Colorado More Info
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Co173 Neon - Co173: Lamar Jan 1983 Lamar - Lamar, Colorado More Info
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Co176
Co176 Neon - Co176: Lamar Jan 1983 Lamar - Lamar, Colorado More Info
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Co178 Neon - Co178: Ritz Jan 1983 Las Animas - Las Animas, Colorado More Info
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Co179 Neon - Co179: Ritz Jan 1983 Las Animas - Las Animas, Colorado More Info
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Co197
Co197 Neon - Co197: Chief Feb 1984 Pueblo - Pueblo, Colorado More Info
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Co198 Neon - Co198: Chief Feb 1984 Pueblo - Pueblo, Colorado More Info
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Co209
Co209 Neon - Co209: Grand Jan 1983 Rocky Ford - Rocky Ford, Colorado More Info
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